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OR: The Kalevala

Portland State University Portland, OR, United States

In this free, Friday Night Lecture at Portland State University, Greg Jacob will discuss The Kalevala, the epic's origin and its poetic expression of Finnish culture. In particular, he will explore its homespun teachings and motifs. 

FL: Finland, Land of the Midnight Sun

Palm Spring Public Library Palm Springs, FL, United States

Palm Springs Public Library's Cultural Tapestry Series presents: Finland, the Land of the Midnight Sun Did you know many of your neighbors originated from the country of Finland? Celebrate 100 years of Independence and learn about their unique culture through a welcome by the Honorary Consul of Finland, Peter Makila, an adaptation of their epic […]

MI: Kalevala Day

Finnish Cultural Center Farmington Hills, MI, United States

Celebrating the Finnish literary epic with brunch followed by a short program about The Kalevala at the Finnish Center in Farmington Hills.

MA: Kalevala–The Finnish National Epic

Scandinavian Cultural Center - MA West Newton, MA, United States

A talk exploring the Finnish National Epic with Börje Vähämäki presented by Finlandia Foundation of Boston in Newton.

WA: 41st Kalevala Festival

Nordic Museum Seattle, WA, United States

A celebration of the epic Finnish tale with choral music, folkdancing, refreshments and featured presenter Dr. Börje Vähämäki, one of the FFN Centenary Lecturers. His topic, "Kalevala and the World View of the Finns," is about Finnish Identity, how it has been formed by historical events, trends, and by Finland’s geographical and political realities.


WI: The Historic Kalevala Story

Grace Lutheran Church (WI) Milwaukee, WI, United States

FFN Centenary Lecturer Thomas Dubois presents a program about the epic Finnish Kalevala, hosted by the Milwaukee Finnish American Society.

MI: Kalevala Day Brunch & Lecture

Finnish Cultural Center Farmington Hills, MI, United States

The Finnish Center in Farmington Hills will commemorate the Kalevala, the national epic for the Finns, with a very interesting presentation by one of the nation’s experts on Finland, Finnish culture and the Kalevala. Dr. Tom Dubois has done extensive research on Finnish and Sami culture, past and present.