Dues from people like you help ensure that FFNCC is able to continue and expand programs, and remains strong in the future.
FFNCC's annual membership period is valid from January 1st through December 31st.
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Thank you to those of you who have already paid your 2021 dues!
Neighborhood dinner at Mikko
Kalevala Themed Dinner
Sunday, February 28th 2021
Seating at 3pm and 6pm, cost $40/person (+tax)
Location: 1636 R Street NW, Washington D.C. 20009
You can also order your Kalevala Day Dinner to go by emailing to
Wondering what is Kalevala?
Links from Finland for Current News and Information
If you want to read or even listen to daily and recent news from Finland in English, you could connect to the Internet link maintained by the Finnish Broadcasting Company, Yleisradio Oy, or “Yle.” By clicking on “Listen,” you can get the daily 4-minute broadcasts in English. If you have some Finnish, by clicking on “Easy Finnish,” you get the news with uncomplicated vocabulary (or in “selkosuomi” in Finnish).
Embassy of Finland, Washington, DC provides extensive information about important things for Americans through the website Finland and United States of America. It includes such topics as current affairs, travel and services, and even a course in the Finnish language.
For Finns and dual citizens, a good source of information is Suomi Seura (Finland Society)
“The Finland Society is an expert on Finnish “expatriatism.” We have members almost in 60 countries. We offer counseling for those moving and living overseas or returning to Finland.
We publish the magazine Finland Bridge and provide information on current themes concerning expatriate Finns. The Finland Society’s task is to ensure that Finnish expatriates are taken into account in public debate and decision-making in Finland.
We distribute grants to Finnish expatriate communities and media.
Finland-Society has the Finnish Expatriate Parliament (FEP). Thanks to the FEP’s initiatives, we have reached goals such as dual citizenship and absentee voting for expatriate Finns. As a member of the Finland Society, you would receive many valuable benefits.”
Finlandia Foundation National (FFN) Virtual Events
Sami National Day, Saturday February 6th, 8am - 5pm: Recognizing the only indigenous people of the European Union.
Virtual Suomi Sing along: Join the musical fun on the first and third Sunday of each month.
Laskiainen, Saturday February 20th, 12pm - 2pm: Laskiainen, a holiday signifying the start of Lent in the Christian tradition, is connected with Shrove Tuesday, which – curiously enough – is devoted to sledding in Finland.
Friends of FFNCC Announcement:
Finnish Language School Association (FLSA)
2020/2021 Academic Schedule and Special Events
Starting September 2020, FLSA will conduct online classes during the COVID-19 pandemic utilizing Zoom. FLSA will continue to offer 3 classes on Saturdays for 2 hours in each session.
For more information:https://finnschool.org/
Friends of FFNCC Announcement: Finnish Language School Association (FLSA)
Online Finnish Courses - The Summer University of Jyväskylä
You wished & The Summer University of Jyväskylä made it real - more variety of groups in Spring 2021.
Quick list of upcoming events
FFNCC at a Glance
Founded in 1959
Maintains Finnish & Finnish-American traditions
Promotes Finnish culture
Organizes cultural & social activities
Advances knowledge about Finland
Provides grants & scholarships to individuals and not-for-profit entities of the Washington DC metropolitan area for presentations, projects, and performances that promote Finnish and Finnish-American culture