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Come meet Moomintroll in person this month! Fans of Moomins, the fairytale family created by Finnish artist Tove Jansson...
10/04/2021

Come meet Moomintroll in person this month! Fans of Moomins, the fairytale family created by Finnish artist Tove Jansson, know and love this central character featured in Moomin books and animations. On three Sundays in October – Oct 10, 17 & 24 – you have the chance to meet him at National Children's Museum in Washington, DC. He can be greeted by the Visiting Exhibit Hall on these three dates at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

Learn more about the exhibit here and book your tickets in advance: https://nationalchildrensmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/visiting-exhibit-hall/

Come meet Moomintroll in person this month! Fans of Moomins, the fairytale family created by Finnish artist Tove Jansson, know and love this central character featured in Moomin books and animations. On three Sundays in October – Oct 10, 17 & 24 – you have the chance to meet him at National Children's Museum in Washington, DC. He can be greeted by the Visiting Exhibit Hall on these three dates at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

Learn more about the exhibit here and book your tickets in advance: https://nationalchildrensmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/visiting-exhibit-hall/

Lapland, the northernmost region of Finland, is known for its unique cuisine with delicacies like baked fresh cheese (le...
09/25/2021
Delicacies from the top of the world go down well: northern Finnish recipes - thisisFINLAND

Lapland, the northernmost region of Finland, is known for its unique cuisine with delicacies like baked fresh cheese (leipäjuusto) and reindeer and salmon dishes. If you're looking for ideas on what to cook this weekend, maybe you can give one of these Arctic recipes a try!

The northernmost part of Finland has its own culinary specialities, including recipes that use unusually flavourful potatoes, delicate orange cloudberries and reindeer meat.

Join us tomorrow for a delightful hybrid event for kids: Who is Moomintroll? Minna Honkasalo, producer at Finland's Moom...
09/24/2021
Moomin Animations: Thrills + Cuddles Programming – Who is Moomintroll?

Join us tomorrow for a delightful hybrid event for kids: Who is Moomintroll? Minna Honkasalo, producer at Finland's Moomin Museum, will tell all about this central character in Tove Jansson's heart-warming Moomin stories.

Register today to get your webinar link for the event, which begins at 10:30 am ET Saturday morning: https://nationalchildrensmuseum.org/events/moomin-thrills-cuddles-who-is-moomintroll/. See the link also for further details on how to join in person at National Children's Museum and explore the Moomin animations exhibit!

Join Minna Honkasalo as she tells the story of how Moonintroll was born via livestream from the Moomin Museum in Finland.

When visiting the State of Washington last week, Ambassador Hautala and the 🇫🇮 delegation had the pleasure of visiting U...
09/22/2021

When visiting the State of Washington last week, Ambassador Hautala and the 🇫🇮 delegation had the pleasure of visiting University of Washington Scandinavian Studies Department and meet Humanities Dean Brian Reed, Department Chair Andrew Nestingen, and students of the department. Around 10-20 students study Finnish per year. One student told he chose to study Finnish due to the structure of the language. Another one became interested in Finnish, because her family used to have exchange students from Finland.

The Ambassador also found a shop selling Finnish design in downtown Seattle, Pirkko (1407 1st Ave), with many familiar brands such as MARIMEKKO, Lapuan Kankurit, Ritva Falla and Iittala among others. He was even able to get service in Finnish!

Happy Sustainable Development Week! 🌎 This year, Finland ranked number one in sustainable development country comparison...
09/20/2021

Happy Sustainable Development Week! 🌎 This year, Finland ranked number one in sustainable development country comparison. Our success in sustainable development has required hard work and long-term dedication from the whole society.

Learn more about Finland's commitments to sustainable development: https://kestavakehitys.fi/en/frontpage

#Agenda2030 | Valtioneuvosto

Happy Sustainable Development Week! 🌎 This year, Finland ranked number one in sustainable development country comparison. Our success in sustainable development has required hard work and long-term dedication from the whole society.

Learn more about Finland's commitments to sustainable development: https://kestavakehitys.fi/en/frontpage

#Agenda2030 | Valtioneuvosto

Have you checked out the new Moomin animation exhibition at the National Children's Museum yet? Next Saturday, September...
09/18/2021

Have you checked out the new Moomin animation exhibition at the National Children's Museum yet? Next Saturday, September 25, museum-goers are in for a special treat: a true Moomin expert, Minna Honkasalo from the world’s only Moomin Museum in Finland, will tell all about Moomintroll, the central character in these beloved stories. In a live stream directly from Finland, she will explain how and why Tove Jansson created Moomintroll and how the character has evolved over the years.

The live stream will be screened at 10:30 am ET in the exhibit hall. If you’d like to participate but you cannot make it to the museum, no worries: you can also follow this delightful hybrid event online. Registration for the event is required only for those taking part online. Do it here to get the link to participate: https://nationalchildrensmuseum.org/events/moomin-thrills-cuddles-who-is-moomintroll/

Moomin | #MoominUSA

Have you checked out the new Moomin animation exhibition at the National Children's Museum yet? Next Saturday, September 25, museum-goers are in for a special treat: a true Moomin expert, Minna Honkasalo from the world’s only Moomin Museum in Finland, will tell all about Moomintroll, the central character in these beloved stories. In a live stream directly from Finland, she will explain how and why Tove Jansson created Moomintroll and how the character has evolved over the years.

The live stream will be screened at 10:30 am ET in the exhibit hall. If you’d like to participate but you cannot make it to the museum, no worries: you can also follow this delightful hybrid event online. Registration for the event is required only for those taking part online. Do it here to get the link to participate: https://nationalchildrensmuseum.org/events/moomin-thrills-cuddles-who-is-moomintroll/

Moomin | #MoominUSA

Are you a fan of Sofi Oksanen? Perhaps best known for her novel 'Purge', Oksanen is one of the most acclaimed Finnish au...
09/16/2021

Are you a fan of Sofi Oksanen? Perhaps best known for her novel 'Purge', Oksanen is one of the most acclaimed Finnish authors of our time. This Sunday, you have the chance to meet her in a virtual book talk hosted by the National Nordic Museum! 📚

Dr. Elizabeth DeNoma will interview Oksanen about her latest novel, Dog Park (2019), which was recently translated to English. Learn more about the book and register here: https://www.nordicmuseum.org/product/6149

Are you a fan of Sofi Oksanen? Perhaps best known for her novel 'Purge', Oksanen is one of the most acclaimed Finnish authors of our time. This Sunday, you have the chance to meet her in a virtual book talk hosted by the National Nordic Museum! 📚

Dr. Elizabeth DeNoma will interview Oksanen about her latest novel, Dog Park (2019), which was recently translated to English. Learn more about the book and register here: https://www.nordicmuseum.org/product/6149

Tacoma Port is one of the biggest container ports in the United States. Ambassador Mikko Hautala and the Finnish delegat...
09/15/2021

Tacoma Port is one of the biggest container ports in the United States. Ambassador Mikko Hautala and the Finnish delegation visited the port and Washington Maritime Blue, and had the pleasure to meet e.g. Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, Representative Derek Kilmer and Port of Tacoma Commissioner Deana Keller. University of Washington - Tacoma explained their projects relating to clean water.

Finnish companies have become global leaders in Smart Port Technology with investments in 5G networks, Internet of Things technologies and software services.

Embassy of Finland, The City of Tacoma, Washington Maritime Blue, Business Finland and Finnish companies will build cooperation on smart port solutions and enhanced connectivity for Tacoma Port. Together, we can find solutions to shared challenges.

Representative Derek Kilmer City of Tacoma Government Business Finland Wärtsilä Corporation Nokia Unikie
Derek Kilmer Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles

Photos by: City of Tacoma and Embassy of Finland

Ambassador Hautala visited 5G Open Innovation Lab and a 5G test farm close to Seattle yesterday. The 5GOILab and Finnish...
09/14/2021

Ambassador Hautala visited 5G Open Innovation Lab and a 5G test farm close to Seattle yesterday. The 5GOILab and Finnish companies look ways to scale end-user 5G applications on real industry applications. Better connectivity and edge computing can help agriculture industry. 5G enables farmers to reduce water consumption and increase efficiency.

During his visit to Swans Trails Farms, Ambassador Hautala met also the dog of the farm, Hank, and was able to taste some delicious Honey Crisp Apples.

Representative Rick Larsen Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles

Finland's and Norway's ambassadors to the United States, Mikko Hautala and Anniken Krutnes, are visiting Washington Stat...
09/13/2021

Finland's and Norway's ambassadors to the United States, Mikko Hautala and Anniken Krutnes, are visiting Washington State this week. 🇫🇮🇳🇴🇺🇸 Today, the ambassadors will be speaking at the National Nordic Museum's Nordic Innovation Series event about sustainability, technology, Arctic matters and security.

If you are in the Seattle area, you can still register and join the event at the Museum, starting at 4:00 pm PT. Register beforehand at the Museum's website: https://www.nordicmuseum.org/product/620. For those who want to view the discussion later on, a recording will be available to watch this Thursday.

Finland's and Norway's ambassadors to the United States, Mikko Hautala and Anniken Krutnes, are visiting Washington State this week. 🇫🇮🇳🇴🇺🇸 Today, the ambassadors will be speaking at the National Nordic Museum's Nordic Innovation Series event about sustainability, technology, Arctic matters and security.

If you are in the Seattle area, you can still register and join the event at the Museum, starting at 4:00 pm PT. Register beforehand at the Museum's website: https://www.nordicmuseum.org/product/620. For those who want to view the discussion later on, a recording will be available to watch this Thursday.

09/09/2021
PM Marin on the Moomin Animations exhibition in D.C.

Most Finns have grown up with Moomin stories, including our Prime Minister Sanna Marin. She is now happy to introduce these friendly fairytale characters to her daughter, Emma. Moomins, created by the Finnish artist Tove Jansson, can teach us valuable lessons about courage, friendship, equality, and respect for nature. Via the Moomin stories, we can learn about our own humanity, emotions and relationships.

You can experience Moomin stories and animations this fall at the National Children's Museum in Washington, DC! The exhibition, brought to the U.S. by the Embassy of Finland, is open until January 9, 2022.

Video: Prime Minister's Office

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ℹ️ Embassy of Finland in Washington, D.C. and the Consulates General of Finland in New York and Los Angeles will be clos...
09/04/2021

ℹ️ Embassy of Finland in Washington, D.C. and the Consulates General of Finland in New York and Los Angeles will be closed on Labor Day, September 6, 2021. In case of urgent consular emergencies, please contact Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ 24/7 service: +358 9 1605 5555 / [email protected].

ℹ️ Suomen suurlähetystö Washingtonissa sekä pääkonsulaatit New Yorkissa ja Los Angelesissa ovat suljettuina Labor Dayn vuoksi maanantaina 6.9.2021. Hätätapauksessa otathan yhteyttä ulkoministeriön 24/7 -päivystyskeskukseen: +358 9 1605 5555 / [email protected].

ℹ️ Finlands ambassad i Washington, D.C. och generalkonsulat i New York och i Los Angeles är stängda på Labor Day, den 6 september 2021. Vid en akut nödsituation kan du kontakta utrikesministeriets 24/7 jour: +358 9 1605 5555 / [email protected].

ℹ️ Embassy of Finland in Washington, D.C. and the Consulates General of Finland in New York and Los Angeles will be closed on Labor Day, September 6, 2021. In case of urgent consular emergencies, please contact Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ 24/7 service: +358 9 1605 5555 / [email protected].

ℹ️ Suomen suurlähetystö Washingtonissa sekä pääkonsulaatit New Yorkissa ja Los Angelesissa ovat suljettuina Labor Dayn vuoksi maanantaina 6.9.2021. Hätätapauksessa otathan yhteyttä ulkoministeriön 24/7 -päivystyskeskukseen: +358 9 1605 5555 / [email protected].

ℹ️ Finlands ambassad i Washington, D.C. och generalkonsulat i New York och i Los Angeles är stängda på Labor Day, den 6 september 2021. Vid en akut nödsituation kan du kontakta utrikesministeriets 24/7 jour: +358 9 1605 5555 / [email protected].

Moomin Animations exhibition in D.C. is now officially open! Yesterday we had the honor to present the exhibition to sel...
09/03/2021

Moomin Animations exhibition in D.C. is now officially open! Yesterday we had the honor to present the exhibition to selected guests, and now it is open for everyone to see.

Moomins and Moomin animations are an integral part of childhood for many Finns. With the help of these cuddly creatures, kids learn about emotions and relationships as well as the values that the Moomins represent, such as equality, open-mindedness and respect for nature. In this exhibition, children also get to leave messages of kindness for other visitors, explaining what they would like to see more of in the world.

This fall, you can come learn about the Moomins and how these exciting stories, penned by the iconic Finnish artist Tove Jansson, have been adapted to various animation versions. National Children's Museum in Washington, DC opened their new Moomin animation exhibition today for the public, in cooperation with the Embassy of Finland, Moomin Museum, Moomin Characters and Gutsy Animations and supported by LOVI and Finarte. Find more information on the museum's website: https://nationalchildrensmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/visiting-exhibit-hall/

Moomin Moominvalley #MoominUSA

Hurricane Ida made landfall yesterday in Louisiana and was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday morning. It has caused ...
08/30/2021

Hurricane Ida made landfall yesterday in Louisiana and was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday morning. It has caused a lot of damage in the region and over a million people in Louisiana and Mississippi are currently without power.

If you are in the area, please stay safe and follow local authorities' updates closely. Here are links to a couple useful resources:

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

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Hurrikaani Ida iski eilen Louisianaan ja heikentyi maanantaiaamuna trooppiseksi myrskyksi. Myrsky on aiheuttanut alueella paljon tuhoa ja jättänyt monet ilman sähköä.

Jos olet itse alueella, pysyttele turvassa ja seuraa aktiivisesti paikallisviranomaisten tiedotteita. Lisätietoa myrskyn liikkeistä saa mm. näistä lähteistä:

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

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Orkanen Ida nådde Louisiana igår och var nedgraderats till en tropisk storm på måndag morgon. Stormen har orsakat stor förödelse i södra USA och lämnat över en miljon hushåll utan el.

Om du befinner dig i regionen, håll dig säker och följ de lokala myndigheternas anvisningar. Här finns några viktiga länkar:

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

Less than a week to go! On September 3, National Children's Museum in Washington, DC will open a new Moomin animation ex...
08/28/2021

Less than a week to go! On September 3, National Children's Museum in Washington, DC will open a new Moomin animation exhibition, on display for the very first time outside Finland and Moomin Museum.

Moomins are white and roundish fantastical characters, with large snouts and a great deal of friends with whom to embark on exciting adventures. They live in the idyllic Moominvalley in harmony with the environment and treat others around them with compassion and open-mindedness. The Moomin animations, five of which will be presented at the exhibition, have delighted children and adults alike for decades.

Learn more about the exhibition at bit.ly/MoominUSA and come experience the magic of Moominvalley at the museum! The exhibition is on display from September 3, 2021 to January 9, 2022.

Moomin | Moominvalley | #MoominUSA

Less than a week to go! On September 3, National Children's Museum in Washington, DC will open a new Moomin animation exhibition, on display for the very first time outside Finland and Moomin Museum.

Moomins are white and roundish fantastical characters, with large snouts and a great deal of friends with whom to embark on exciting adventures. They live in the idyllic Moominvalley in harmony with the environment and treat others around them with compassion and open-mindedness. The Moomin animations, five of which will be presented at the exhibition, have delighted children and adults alike for decades.

Learn more about the exhibition at bit.ly/MoominUSA and come experience the magic of Moominvalley at the museum! The exhibition is on display from September 3, 2021 to January 9, 2022.

Moomin | Moominvalley | #MoominUSA

For our Finnish speaking followers:Suomen suurlähetystö Washingtonissa etsii uutta virastomestaria. Olisitko se sinä? Tu...
08/24/2021

For our Finnish speaking followers:

Suomen suurlähetystö Washingtonissa etsii uutta virastomestaria. Olisitko se sinä? Tutustu avoimeen työpaikkaan sivuillamme ja hae 10.9. mennessä: https://finlandabroad.fi/web/usa/ajankohtaista/-/asset_publisher/TV8iYvdcF3tq/content/avoin-tyopaikka-virastomestari-suomen-washingtonin-suurlahetysto/384951

Virastomestarin vastuulla on muun muassa:

◼️ Vahtimestarin ja autonkuljettajan tehtävät
◼️ Teknisten laitteiden ja koneiden hankinnat sekä käyttöneuvonta
◼️ Postitus
◼️ Valtion kiinteistöjen kunnossapitotehtävät

For our Finnish speaking followers:

Suomen suurlähetystö Washingtonissa etsii uutta virastomestaria. Olisitko se sinä? Tutustu avoimeen työpaikkaan sivuillamme ja hae 10.9. mennessä: https://finlandabroad.fi/web/usa/ajankohtaista/-/asset_publisher/TV8iYvdcF3tq/content/avoin-tyopaikka-virastomestari-suomen-washingtonin-suurlahetysto/384951

Virastomestarin vastuulla on muun muassa:

◼️ Vahtimestarin ja autonkuljettajan tehtävät
◼️ Teknisten laitteiden ja koneiden hankinnat sekä käyttöneuvonta
◼️ Postitus
◼️ Valtion kiinteistöjen kunnossapitotehtävät

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3301 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington D.C., DC
20008

The closest Metro stop is Dupont Circle on the Red Line. From Dupont Circle, take the N2 or N4 bus toward Friendship Heights Station. The bus stop at 34th Place is a short walk away from the embassy entrance.

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Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. represents Finland in the United States of America. Ambassador of Finland to the U.S. is Mikko Hautala, nominated by the President of Finland to serve as the official representative of Finland. The main task of the Embassy is to enhance the Finnish-U.S. relationship across the board. This includes political and economic relations as well as contacts and cooperation in culture, science, research, civil society, and citizens. The Embassy also endeavors to strengthen the partnership between the U.S. and Europe, particularly the European Union. We also work to advance the goals of Finland regarding international cooperation more broadly. In addition to the Embassy, Finland has two Consulates General in the U.S. They are located in New York and Los Angeles, and concentrate on promoting trade and investment relations at the state level as well as providing consular services. The Embassy and the Consulates General keep a close contact with the Finnish-American community in the U.S. The Embassy is located in Washington DC, in a beautiful building designed by Finnish architects. We are also the first Platinum LEED certified, green Embassy in the US!

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Wednesday 9am - 12pm
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Thursday 9am - 12pm
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Friday 9am - 12pm
1pm - 4:15pm

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