FinnFest 2008 will be held in Duluth, Minnesota July 23-27th. Hundreds of events are planned and one of the honored guests, is the President of Finland.
While I am not Finnish, I have been happily married to a Finn for 26 years. And my hair used to be the exact color as the Finnish President’s Tarja Halonen when I was a little girl…so that should count as something, Yah?
My family is part Swedish on my mother’s side. There has always been a friendly rivalry between the Swedes and Finns especially in Northeastern Minnesota. On the Northland’s Newscenter, during a commercial break recently I asked the co-chairs of FinnFest 2008 if we have to be Finn to take part in this international event. “No, we love everyone.” they responded.
That really is true! Finn or not–consider hooking up the reindeer and heading north to the beautiful city on Lake Superior for FinnFest 2008! The saunas are firing, the coffee is hot…and gosh those Finns are nice people!
For a day by day schedule of events from the wonderful folks who put together FinnFest….click the word OOFTA!