100 years of diplomatic relations
In May 2019, we celebrated the centennial of Finland-U.S. diplomatic relations. In honor of this continued friendship, the Embassy of Finland's Communications Coordinator Satu Järveläinen highlights all things Finnish American in a new Suomi-Finland Podcast series.
You will find all the episodes on SoundCloud and also on Apple Podcasts. First episode explores why Finland is worth defending, and in the second one you'll find out more about what the Library of Congress' extensive Finland archives tell about the Finnish Americans' history.
#FINUS100 social media campaign
A joint social media campaign highlighting the centennial of Finland - U.S. diplomatic relations has been completed! During Spring 2019, the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. and the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland, posted photos online that commemorate the 100 year journey of upholding US and Finnish relations. Check out the highlights below.
The Finland - U.S. centennial social media campaign explored shared moments in our nations’ histories that include political encounters as well as important cultural exchanges. Who could forget the Reagans visiting Helsinki in 1988, or how Paavo Nurmi (a.k.a. the Flying Finn) made his breakthrough in the U.S. media way back in 1925? Other highlights include the architecture of Eero Saarinen in the U.S. and the lighthearted holiday cards of Ambassador Bruce Oreck.
The campaign celebrated the rich and abiding connection between our two nations. Strolling together through memory lane will pave the way for the next 100 years of strong U.S.-Finland diplomatic ties.
Best photos from the campaign were compiled into a photo exhibit that was on display at the United States Diplomacy Center in Washington D.C. from April 8th to May 10th. The exhibit was on display in the Embassies of both countries, and now tours at the Finnish Consulates in New York and Los Angeles and Honorary Consulates in the United States.