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Eduskuntavaalit järjestetään sunnuntaina 2.4.2023. Ennakkoäänestys on mahdollista ulkomailla 22.-25.3.2023. Muista tilat...
01/27/2023
Ajankohtaista - Suomi ulkomailla: Yhdysvallat

Eduskuntavaalit järjestetään sunnuntaina 2.4.2023. Ennakkoäänestys on mahdollista ulkomailla 22.-25.3.2023. Muista tilata kuntavaalien kirjeäänestyspaketti, vaikka suunnitteletkin äänestäväsi edustustossa ennakkoäänestyspäivänä.

Eduskuntavaalit järjestetään sunnuntaina 2.4.2023. Ennakkoäänestys on mahdollista ulkomailla 22.-25.3.2023....

"The most important tag word that attracted me was 'happiest country in the world'," says Niyati, one of the more than 2...
01/27/2023
Student stories

"The most important tag word that attracted me was 'happiest country in the world'," says Niyati, one of the more than 20,000 international students in Finland.

But what is student life in Finland really like? How about free time activities — is there more on offer than just saunas and skiing? For answers to these questions and more, get to know these international students and read the starter's advice for information on study options, admissions and scholarships.

Student stories There are more than 20.000 international degree students at Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences. Meet some of them and find out about their experiences and advice on studying and living in Finland! Share

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01/25/2023

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Finland is home to many companies working in space innovation. 💡

One of them is ICEYE, a company building and operating their own commercial constellation of radar imaging satellites, offering imaging of every corner of the earth, 24/7.

If you're heading to Helsinki this spring, you're in for a culinary experience. The capital city has everything from a M...
01/23/2023
Helsinki’s best new restaurants in 2022 | My Helsinki

If you're heading to Helsinki this spring, you're in for a culinary experience. The capital city has everything from a Mediterranean bistro in an old wooden villa to a Japanese restaurant that utilizes local produce in its 14-dish omakase menu.

The selection of restaurants in Helsinki grew impressively last year with the arrival of many interesting newcomers. Here are the top ten new dining restaurants in the Finnish capital....

01/20/2023

01/20/2023

Great to meet with public diplomacy colleagues from Canada, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and the Ministry’s communications department!

We have a full agenda:

🔹Finland’s projects in North America
🔹strategic communications
🔹best practices for press outreach and social media activities

🔹Eduskuntavaalien kirjeäänestysmateriaalien tilauspalvelu on avattu 2.1.2023 – katso tilausohjeet linkistä!🔹Beställnings...
01/17/2023
Ajankohtaista - Suomi ulkomailla: Yhdysvallat

🔹Eduskuntavaalien kirjeäänestysmateriaalien tilauspalvelu on avattu 2.1.2023 – katso tilausohjeet linkistä!

🔹Beställningstjänsten för brevröstningsmaterialet för finska riksdagsvalet 2023 har öppnats – du hittar beställningsinstruktionerna här!

🔹The service for ordering postal voting documents is now open – instructions on how to order the documents and vote by mail here!

Uutiset, 17.1.2023 Eduskuntavaalit 2023, ennakkoäänestys Yhdysvalloissa Eduskuntavaalien kirjeäänestysmateriaalien...

Photos from NATO's post
01/17/2023

Photos from NATO's post

Finland's quantum scene is buzzing. While the U.S. remains the quantum leader, Finland's ecosystem and history in low-te...
01/17/2023
Current affairs - Finland abroad: United States of America

Finland's quantum scene is buzzing. While the U.S. remains the quantum leader, Finland's ecosystem and history in low-temperature research have made it a European forerunner.

Finland's quantum scene is buzzing. The country's ecosystem and long history in low-temperature research have made...

01/16/2023
Alvar Aalto's birthday, February 3, is now a national flag-flying day in Finland. What better way to celebrate the day o...
01/16/2023
"Aalto: Architect of Emotions" Film Screening

Alvar Aalto's birthday, February 3, is now a national flag-flying day in Finland. What better way to celebrate the day of architecture and design than attend this screening of a documentary film about one of Europe's greatest modern architects?

In honor of acclaimed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto's 125th birthday, join us for a screening of Aalto: Architect of Emotions.

Attention Marimekko fans! Architecture and Design Film Festival will screen a new documentary about Maija Isola, who des...
01/15/2023
Maija Isola – Master of Colour and Form

Attention Marimekko fans! Architecture and Design Film Festival will screen a new documentary about Maija Isola, who designed over 500 prints for Marimekko, including the iconic "Unikko" ("Poppy").

Finnish artist Maija Isola was one of the first designers of Marimekko – the Finnish design brand known for its vibrant and original prints and colors worldwide. Having designed over 500 prints during her 38-year tenure at the company, Maija not only revolutionized Finnish homes in the 1950s and 6...

Curious about Sámi culture? This hybrid event on Feb 9-12 includes contemporary Sámi documentaries, short films, and pan...
01/13/2023
Sámi Film Festival

Curious about Sámi culture? This hybrid event on Feb 9-12 includes contemporary Sámi documentaries, short films, and panel discussions.

The Sámi Film Festival originated as a partnership between the National Nordic Museum and Pacific Sámi Searvi in 2018. Since that time, it has become an onsite event drawing audiences from the East...

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01/12/2023

Photos from Utah Jazz's post

Kiitos Lester Holt! This episode of Nightly News: Kids Edition looks at the happiest country in the world, where kids so...
01/11/2023
Nightly News: Kids Edition (January 7, 2023)

Kiitos Lester Holt! This episode of Nightly News: Kids Edition looks at the happiest country in the world, where kids sometimes get two birthday parties (start at 5:25).

Sleep deprived? Is it possible to catch up on those extra z’s you lost? Dr. John Torres has the answer. Around the Globe: We introduce you to the happiest country in the world: Finland! What are the northern lights? Dylan Dreyer explains the natural phenomenon of them. Plus, Inspiring Kids series ...

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01/09/2023

Timeline photos

Using untouched snow as your canvas? Yup, why not! 😍

This person decided to cheer up fellow hikers by creating a 160-meter artwork using an unusual instrument – a snow shovel!

📸 (Twitter)

"Called the new Scandi star by CN Traveler, Helsinki has made waves for its daring fashion week, foodie scene, and desig...
01/04/2023
The 12 Best Design Districts Around the World: An AD PRO Essential Guide

"Called the new Scandi star by CN Traveler, Helsinki has made waves for its daring fashion week, foodie scene, and design know-how—and has even been named a Creative City of Design by UNESCO."

Ready your passports—here’s your guide to destinations for design lovers worldwide

Aku Koskenvuo, a first-year goaltender for Harvard Crimson, has been playing for Team Finland in the IIHF World Junior C...
01/02/2023
Koskenvuo Named to Finland's IIHF World Junior Roster; Tournament Set to Begin on Dec. 26 - Harvard University

Aku Koskenvuo, a first-year goaltender for Harvard Crimson, has been playing for Team Finland in the IIHF World Junior Championships, which kicked off on December 26.

Koskenvuo has shown his prowess both on the ice and in the classroom. As there are no sports scholarships to Ivy League colleges, he had to apply to Harvard through the normal admission process.

We're excited to follow the journey of this talented Espoo native!

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – First-year goaltender Aku Koskenvuo was named on Finland's roster for the upcoming 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship, set to begin on Dec. 26 in Halifax and Moncton, New Brunswick in Canada.

Happy New Year from the Embassy of Finland! May 2023 bring new friendships, opportunities and increased cooperation betw...
12/31/2022

Happy New Year from the Embassy of Finland!

May 2023 bring new friendships, opportunities and increased cooperation between Finland and the United States.

Photo: Jussi Hellsten / Helsinki Partners

“Creating a replica of Oodi elsewhere isn’t going to work one to one. It will be different everywhere. You must engage t...
12/26/2022
Helsinki Built a Library That Brings a Whole City Together

“Creating a replica of Oodi elsewhere isn’t going to work one to one. It will be different everywhere. You must engage the public to see what would be useful. That won’t stay the same.”

What would an ideal library look like in your community?

Why do half of all Finnish citizens visit the library every month? The answer lies in Oodi Library, a blueprint for fostering human convergence.

The Embassy of Finland wishes a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our followers! Hyvää joulua! 🎅
12/24/2022

The Embassy of Finland wishes a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our followers! Hyvää joulua! 🎅

Not sure what to do in Finland? This quiz will match travel tips to your personality.
12/23/2022
Christmas Personality Quiz

Not sure what to do in Finland? This quiz will match travel tips to your personality.

Take our short quiz to discover your Christmas personality! On the result page, we have collected fun travel tips to Finland to match your personality.

What's your favorite Christmas drink? At Christmastime, glögi is ubiquitous in Finland, but a distinctive, blueberry-bas...
12/22/2022
Come in from the cold with Finnish glögi - thisisFINLAND

What's your favorite Christmas drink?

At Christmastime, glögi is ubiquitous in Finland, but a distinctive, blueberry-based version of the Nordic mulled wine is served at Hvitträsk, Eliel Saarinen's former mansion home.

Our search for a great cup of seasonal glögi (mulled wine) takes us to Hvitträsk, a fairytale mansion not far from Helsinki.

General James C. McConville, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, visited Northern Finland on 18-19 December. The visit was ...
12/22/2022

General James C. McConville, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, visited Northern Finland on 18-19 December. The visit was hosted by Lieutenant General Pasi Välimäki, Commander of the Finnish Army.

"Arctic capable forces are essential to the US Army’s ability to fight and win in large scale combat operations," said Gen. McConville. "Our friends in Finland are experts in Arctic Warfare and we are gaining tremendous lessons from them."

🇫🇮🇺🇸 Yhdysvaltain maavoimien komentaja, kenraali James C. McConville vieraili Pohjois-Suomessa. Vierailua isännöi Maavoimien komentaja, kenraaliluutnantti Pasi Välimäki. Komentajat keskustelivat Suomen ja Yhdysvaltain maavoimien yhteistoiminnasta, havainnoista ja kehittämisestä.

- Yhteinen harjoitustoiminta jatkuu myös ensi vuonna, ja sitä kautta yhteisoperointikykymme kehittyy edelleen, kenraaliluutnantti Välimäki kertoo.

- Vierailumme ei muistuttanut meitä ainoastaan kumppanuutemme arvosta, vaan myös siitä, kuinka merkittävä tämä kumppanuus on yhteiselle valmiudellemme, kenraali McConville toteaa.

- Arktiseen toimintaan kykenevät joukot ovat ensiarvoisen tärkeitä Yhdysvaltain maavoimille. Suomalaiset ystävämme ovat arktisen sodankäynnin erikoisosaajia ja me saamme heiltä valtavasti oppia.

Lue lisää: https://maavoimat.fi/-/yhdysvaltain-maavoimien-komentaja-vieraili-pohjois-suomessa

🇫🇮🇺🇸 Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General James C. McConville visited Northern Finland. The visit was hosted by Commander of the Finnish Army, Lieutenant General Pasi Välimäki.
General McConville and Lieutenant General Välimäki discussed cooperation between the Finnish Army and the U.S. Army, observations and developments.

- Combined exercise activity will continue also next year, which allows developing our joint operating capability further, Lieutenant General Välimäki says.

- Our visit reminded us not only of the value of our partnership, but of the how critical this relationship is to our combined readiness, General McConville says.

- Arctic capable forces are essential to the US Army’s ability to fight and win in large scale combat operations. Our friends in Finland are experts in Arctic Warfare and we are gaining tremendous lessons from them.

Read more: https://maavoimat.fi/en/-/chief-of-staff-of-the-u.s.-army-on-a-visit-to-northern-finland

🔹 Suomen Washingtonin-suurlähetystö sekä pääkonsulaatit New Yorkissa ja Los Angelesissa ovat suljettuina 26.12.2022 ja 6...
12/22/2022
Etusivu - Suomi ulkomailla: Yhdysvallat

🔹 Suomen Washingtonin-suurlähetystö sekä pääkonsulaatit New Yorkissa ja Los Angelesissa ovat suljettuina 26.12.2022 ja 6.1.2023.
Hätätapauksessa otathan yhteyttä ulkoministeriön 24/7 -päivystyskeskukseen:
+358 9 1605 5555
[email protected]
Lue lisää: https://finlandabroad.fi/web/usa/etusivu

🔹 Ambassaden i Washington DC och generalkonsulaten i New York och Los Angeles är stängda på måndagen den 26.12.2022 och den 6.1.2023
Vid en akut nödsituation kan du kontakta utrikesministeriets 24/7 jour:
+358 9 1605 5555
[email protected]
Läs mer: https://finlandabroad.fi/web/usa/forsta-sidan

🔹 The Embassy of Finland and Consulates General in New York and in Los Angeles will be closed on December 26, 2022, and January 6, 2023.
In case of urgent consular emergencies, please contact the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ 24/7 service:
+358 9 1605 5555
[email protected]

Etusivu - Suomi ulkomailla: Yhdysvallat

Did you know that xylitol gum, which is based on a tooth-friendly and natural sweetener, was invented and first produced...
12/21/2022
Christmas Calendar 2022 -

Did you know that xylitol gum, which is based on a tooth-friendly and natural sweetener, was invented and first produced in Finland? Discover more examples of Finnish innovations and creativity in This is Finland's Christmas calendar!

The holiday season is a time of being creative: trying out new recipes, crafting cards and coming up with gifts for loved ones. In that spirit, we’re highlighting examples of Finnish innovations and creativity that can be a source of happiness. Happy holidays from ThisisFINLAND!

Ever tried baking Finnish gingerbread cookies? It's hard to imagine a Finnish Christmas without this traditional treat. ...
12/20/2022
🇫🇮 Finland: Gingerbread Cookies - EU Holiday Cookbook

Ever tried baking Finnish gingerbread cookies? It's hard to imagine a Finnish Christmas without this traditional treat. Try these with some mulled wine or Nordic glögg/glögi!

These cookies are a staple of Christmastime in Finland, with the recipe from This is Finland. The trick is allowing the dough to set overnight, which will lock in the flavors and make your gingerbread cookies delicious—oh, and to choose the right mold(s) for whatever shapes you like! “Like many ...

12/20/2022

Hei kaksoiskansalainen! Tiesitkö, että Suomen kansalaisuutesi säilyminen ei ole itsestäänselvyys? 😮

Jos sinulla on myös jonkin toisen maan kansalaisuus, on mahdollista, että menetät Suomen kansalaisuutesi 22-vuotiaana. Näin ei kuitenkaan käy, jos riittävä yhteys Suomeen säilyy. Lue tarkemmin kansalaisuuden ehdoista osoitteessa https://dvv.fi/suomen-kansalaisuuden-sailyttaminen.
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Hej du med dubbelt medborgarskap! Visste du att det inte är en självklarhet att kunna
behålla sitt finska medborgarskap? 😮

Om du också har medborgarskap i ett annat land är det möjligt att du förlorar ditt finska
medborgarskap som 22-åring. Detta händer dock inte om du fortsätter ha en tillräcklig
anknytning till Finland. Läs mer om villkoren för medborgarskap på adressen
https://dvv.fi/sv/bevarande-av-finskt-medborgarskap.
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Hello dual citizen! Did you know that maintaining your Finnish citizenship is not a given? 😮

If you also have the citizenship of another country, it is possible that you will lose your
Finnish citizenship at the age of 22. However, this will not happen if a sufficient connection to Finland is maintained. Read more about the conditions for citizenship at
https://dvv.fi/en/notification-of-retaining-finnish-citizenship.

Vogue spoke to Rebekka Bay, MARIMEKKO's Creative Director, about the company's collections and new concept store in SoHo...
12/13/2022
Make Merry With a Visit to Marimekko’s New Concept Store in SoHo

Vogue spoke to Rebekka Bay, MARIMEKKO's Creative Director, about the company's collections and new concept store in SoHo, New York.

"Since arriving at Marimekko, Bay has streamlined and modernized the company in ways that both respect and evolve the house heritage. That’s visible in both the ready-to-wear and homeware collections as well as in the design of the SoHo shop."

Marimekko makes a home in downtown New York City.

Thank you so much to all our friends who joined us last week to celebrate Finland’s 105th Independence Day! 🇫🇮 🇺🇸
12/12/2022

Thank you so much to all our friends who joined us last week to celebrate Finland’s 105th Independence Day! 🇫🇮 🇺🇸

"Always a pleasure to meet with Secretary Blinken. Finnish-US relations are closer than ever. We reaffirmed our unwaveri...
12/09/2022

"Always a pleasure to meet with Secretary Blinken. Finnish-US relations are closer than ever. We reaffirmed our unwavering support to Ukraine and discussed deepening bilateral security cooperation and our NATO accession process."

-Foreign Minister Haavisto

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto will visit Washington DC from December 7 to 8 and meet with US Secretary of State Antony...
12/07/2022
Current affairs - Finland abroad: United States of America

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto will visit Washington DC from December 7 to 8 and meet with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

“It is important that Finland has regular dialogue with the United States on matters concerning European security. Finland is committed to supporting Ukraine in cooperation with the EU and our partners. We appreciate all the support the United States has given to Finland’s NATO membership,” Minister Haavisto said.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will visit the United States from 7 to 9 December.

Finland's Independence Day is celebrated on December 6. The Embassy of Finland wishes a happy Independence Day to all Fi...
12/06/2022

Finland's Independence Day is celebrated on December 6. The Embassy of Finland wishes a happy Independence Day to all Finns, Finnish Americans and friends of Finland!

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"My American Dream" host Michel Wendell chats with UCLA Stem Cell Biology Professor Hanna Mikkola, M.D., Ph.D. Learn about her path from Finland to Los Angeles via Sweden and Boston and her deep interest in studying and researching blood stem cells.
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Hey, how about a little recognition for the Finnish born musicians who have been plying their trade outside of Finland. There are quite a few of us. I, personally, am the first to have written and performed an original song on a Platinum certified album in the USA that was born in Finland. It was Wayne’s World and the song was Ride With Yourself. I was born in Finland. Spent half my youth there. Served my time in the Finnish Army. Still have a Finnish Passport as I am still a Finnish citizen and only a Finnish citizen. Through my years of touring I’ve met many Finnish musicians creating music throughout the world. I hope that just because we didn’t headline Ruisrock doesn’t mean we should be forgotten nor ignored. We still fly the flag with great pride.
Finland is looking for talents and has a lot to offer! We are now looking for gaming & tech talents to relocate in Finland. Check it out!
Hi can someone offer advice? Is the 200euro Covid test really required for non-residents to fly out of Helsinki? back to US
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! We are so excited about this special Mother's Day Coffee Concert by Cellist Jussi Makkonen and pianist Nazig Azezian with special guests, including a welcome from Finland's former President Tarja Halonen! Enjoy and share it with loved ones.
HAUSKAA VAPPUA! Sit back, relax, and enjoy a "Vappu Musical Cocktail" with Eeppi Ursin in this program especially for Finlandia Foundation's Finnposium:
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