100 years of diplomatic relations

A rousing new social media campaign highlighting the centennial of Finland - U.S. diplomatic relations is underway! Every weekday the Embassy of Finland in DC and the U.S. Embassy Finland post photos online that commemorate the 100 year journey of upholding US and Finnish relations.

Example photos of the #FINUS100 Campaign – 100 Years of Finland - U.S. Diplomatic Relations.

The Finland - U.S. centennial social media campaign explores 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.

Campaign video


The aim of the campaign is to celebrate 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 will be compiled into a photo exhibit that will be on display at the United States Diplomacy Center in Washington D.C. from April 8th to May 10th. The exhibit will also later tour the Embassies of both countries as well as the Finnish Consulates in New York and Los Angeles.

The campaign culminates in a travelling photo exhibit that will tour both countries. Locations will be announced at a later date.

You can follow the campaign on our official Facebook page and the U.S. Embassy's Facebook page as well as on our Twitter and the U.S. Embassy's Twitter. Find all our postings by using either #FINUS100 or #USFIN100. Select photos will also be posted on the Finnish Embassy's Instagram and the U.S. Embassy's Instagram.