Message from the President of the Republic of Finland to Finnish expatriate communities on 6 December 2016
What does independence mean to you? This is a common question, which many Finns are asked on our Independence Day. And it is a question that we can all take a moment to consider. The uncertainty affecting the world in recent years has shown that peace and stability cannot be taken for granted by everyone. Each and every Finn has the privilege of celebrating and honouring our country's independence.
There’s a hat for that: Finland’s shiny happy “pipo” people
A woolly hat – “pipo” in Finnish – is an essential accessory during the cold Finnish winters, but it can also be trendy. We look at several success stories from the thriving local knitwear industry, including one designer who wears a hat in the summer, too.
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