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Past Events 2020


Finlandia Foundation National (FFN) Programs


A Christmas Gift to You from FFN and Eeppi Ursin

Click here for Christmas greeting from FFN YouTube



White Reindeer on Wooden Surface

Finlandia Foundation National (FFN) Programs

Click here for Virtual Joulu: Magical Finnish Christmas 2020



Friends of FFNCC Event: Arctic Swan Bakery & Finn Spark (Kipinä Kerho) Christmas Bake Sale

Arctic Swan Bakery offer rye bread and cardamom braids this Holiday season, shipped directly from our bakery to your door steps by UPS. Finn Spark will benefit from this sale.

Order now through December 7th.


Friends of FFNCC Event: The Finnish School of DC

It is that time of the year again! Although this year has brought us a lot of surprises, the Finnish School of DC wants to cheer you up with the best they can ever wish - Finnish Christmas Treats!


Stuck up your shelves early and share some of the most delicious treats also with your family and friends!


Pre-order chocolate, candy, and other items by November 22nd and pick up your goods December 5th from the pick up point at RELC, 6201 Washington Blvd, Arlington, on Saturday, 12/5 at 11:00am - 1:00pm.  

Click here to get the pre-sale order form, and email it to

All sales support The Finnish School of DC;


Friends of FFNCC: Finnish Language School (FLSA)

Starting September 2020, Finnish Language School (FLSA) is conducting online classes during the COVID-19 pandemic utilizing Zoom. They offer 3 classes on Saturdays for 2 hours in each session.


For more information, click here to go FLSA website or email


Click here to read "A next level Finnish language experience: Discovering dialects" article at "This is Finland"

Friends of FFNCC Event: Finnish Books Sale by Kipinä Kerho (The Finn Spark)

Non-Fiction, Fiction, Cookbooks, Childrens’ books and more.


The Finn Spark “used Books” will be available for all Finnish speakers in the area

starting Sunday, October 4A donation of $1 per book is suggested.

The books are located at  Hanna Wagner’s residence in NW DC.

​Please contact Hanna at to book your private browsing time.



A donation of $1 per book is suggested.

Vintage Bookstore

Embassy of Finland Programs

Virtual Literary Event On Living a Meaningful Life: authors Frank Martela and Emily Esfahani Smith

Tuesday, September 22, at 6 pm (EDT)

How do you find deeper meaning and fulfillment in your life? Is happiness a worthy goal? The search for life’s meaning is perhaps the most important quest we can undertake. Luckily, enriching the meaningfulness of your everyday life is easier than you think, and these two great authors can give you some ideas for this.

Click here to read more information and to register. The event is organized via Zoom

Friends of FFNCC Event: 2020 Online Midsummer Celebration with Drott Lodge

June 21st, Sunday, 4pm

Location: Click here to read more and Register for the Drott Lodge Midsommar 2020 Celebration over Zoom


Welcome & introductions

Swedish music
Group activity

Embassy of Finland Programs

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Voyager Ensemble Concert, March 6, 6:30pm

The Voyager Ensemble concert focuses on Finland with directors Ari Yoshioka and David Yang joined by eminent Finnish musicians Kurt Nikkanen and Martti Rousi for the music of Rautavaara, Kaila, and Sibelius. They will perform ”Wisteria” for string quartet by contemporary Finnish composer Ilari Kaila.

RSVP by March 3 on Eventbrite

Scandia DC events

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February 15th, Saturday, 7 - 10 pm

​Scandia DC sponsors

Scandinavian couple dancing on the 3rd Saturday of the month. 


This month live fiddle music will feature Paul Carlson and the Scandia DC Spelmannslag. Paul is a talented fiddler who is passionate about Scandinavian fiddle music. He teaches and plays music professionally and plays regularly for the Nordic Dancers and at other venues including the Kennedy Center.  

There may be some recorded music. No partners necessary. 

Teaching 7-8 by Linda Brooks and Dan Kahn: 

Rørospols - a very popular Norwegian dance to wonderful music. This is your opportunity to prepare for the 9th Annual Røros party that will held the following weekend. 

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Location: Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio at 15 Crescent Rd. 20770

Fee: $10 

Contact: Linda Brooks 202-333-2826 or


Inclement weather call 301-474-0646.

February 22nd, Saturday, lesson 5:30, potluck 6:30, dance 7:30pm

9th Annual Rørospols Dance Party

An evening of dancing to two bands recorded live at the Rørosmartnan week in Røros, Norway.

Location: At Linda Brooks' home - 3600 T Street NW, Washington DC 20007. 

Contact: Linda Brooks


ASA Meeting & Nordic Language Meetup Anniversary and Valentines Party

American-Scandinavian Association (ASA) is celebrating

the one-year anniversary of its Nordic Language Meetup group.

Saturday, February 15, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Location: St. John's Episcopal Church6701 Wisconsin Ave.Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

Parking information at

Please join us for a potluck and program with songs, games, folk costume fashion show, presentations, and a chance meet new and old members and speak the Nordic language of your choice. We will also celebrate Valentines Day!


​This event is for everyone so if you don't speak a Nordic language, that's ok too!

Use the link below to RSVP and bring a dish of your choice.


​Event:  FFNCC Saunailta and Pot Luck Dinner at the Embassy of Finland

February 21st, Friday, 6 – 10 PM  Doors open at 5:45 PM


​Tickets: FFNCC Members $25/person; Non-members $35/person

Sold out! Registration is closed.


Please bring:
1. your own towel, and
2. a side dish to share.



​FFNCC will provide the saunamakkara (sausage), dessert, and drinks.

The Embassy of Finland is located at 3301 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008. The closest Metro station is Dupont Circle, red line.


Read about Finland's sauna culture

Are you feeling cold?


If so, please join us for a sauna and pot luck dinner

at the Embassy of Finland!

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Men's Sauna

at 7 and 9 PM

Women's Sauna

at 6 and 8 PM

Cooking demonstration by Chef Mikko

January 10th, Monday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Tickets are $50 +tax.  RSVP in advance is required.

Register here:

Space is limited!

Enjoy an intimate meal and cooking demonstration with Chef Mikko, former executive chef for the Finnish Ambassador to the United States.

His dishes have received numerous national and international awards of excellence and he is often applauded for his mastery of modern Nordic cuisine. Nordic fare is unique in its simple, yet versatile, presentation. By using ingredients sparingly, but with intention, Chef Mikko’s cuisine focuses on the depth of each individual flavor. Crafted with fresh berries, nutritious vegetables, wild roots and more, a wholesome, healthy palate is the foundation of Chef Mikko’s food.



Address: 1636 R Street, NW, Washington DC.

Closest Metro station - Dupont Circle, Red Line



A Concert for Young People by Young People

January 4th, Saturday, 5pm - 7pm 

Location: The Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church

Free event

Registration: Please help us in planning by registering yourself or your family members before January 2nd

by sending an email to

You can also register at the door.


​Join other young music fans for

a free afternoon concert

where you can listen to singers and musicians – and you can perform & show your musical talent too!

Pizza and beverages INCLUDED!

Karaoke, Anna Finnleigh, and other performers!!!


Anna Finnleigh

Address: The Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6201 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA

Closest Metro station – East Falls Church, Orange and Silver Lines

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