Past Events 2021
In-person events were limited or postponed.
Event: The most beautiful Christmas carols & Santa
Saturday, December 18, 11 AM – 1 PM
RSVP to email@example.com by December 17th
Location: Faith Lutheran Church 3313 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA (Rte. 50 / N. Jackson St.)
FFNCC, SuomiKoulu DC, Kipinä Kerho Invite You to Celebrate Finnish Christmas Traditions with Santa!
Come and join us to sing Finnish Christmas carols …
Have a cup of glögi, traditional Finnish Christmas porridge, ginger cookies …
Meet and greet Joulupukki ..
Parents/Caretakers: Bring a gift (labeled with your child’s name) for Santa to give to your child.
Come and enjoy the Christmas Spirit!
Note: Because the party takes place in Arlington, we follow the Virginia Health safety procedures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our guests and ourselves. We will keep a list of all participants in accordance with Faith Lutheran Church’s pandemic protocol.
The organizers of the event are fully vaccinated, and we trust that all our adult visitors are, too. And that they use face masks.
Event: Finnish Christmas Bazaar organized by Finn Spark (Kipinä Kerho)
November 20th, Saturday, 11am - 3pm
Location: River Road Unitarian Church, 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817
The FinnSpark’s Annual
Finnish Christmas Bazaar (suomalainen joulubasaari) will be taking place this year!
This charitable event is the biggest events the association puts on every year and FFNCC is excited to be able to sponsor the event this year while following COVID-19 protocol.
FFNCC event - "Finding Your Roots in Finland"
Date: Saturday, October 16th, 4 pm
The event will be a Zoom lecture, interview and Q&A session given by Mr. Arto Saarinen, Board member of Finnish-American Society of the Midwest (Illinois).
Mr. Arto Saarinen has become an expert in researching family trees, first his own and then for many others. He will discuss how to use genealogy sites on the web to trace your roots in Finland. His presentation will include a case study showing how much you can do when all you know is an ancestor's name and birthplace.
Please join us for what we know will be a very illuminating talk.
FFNCC Members: Members will not need to register for the event.
FFNCC will send an email reminder and Zoom invitation to all FFNCC members on October 14.
The event is planned to be “open,” that is, also for non-members interested in their family roots in Finland. This means that the Zoom invitation can be copied to members’ relatives and friends
Non-FFNCC Members: Non-members following our Website, Facebook or Instagram,
please register through firstname.lastname@example.org to get your name in the list of invitees.
FFNCC Happy Hour
Date: Saturday, September 18th, 5-7 pm (Rain date: Sun 9/19)
Location: Arlington, VA
Finlandia Foundation NCC invites FFNCC Members to join us for HAPPY HOUR
at Kirsti Noring’s residence
Enjoy cold drinks and light hors d’oeuvres while socially distancing by the pool.
RSVP to Kirsti by Wednesday, 9/15
For the health and safety of all please only join us if you have RSVP:ed and are fully vaccinated.
Masks are optional.
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.