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Finns celebrate freedom every December
Photo: Pekka Sakki/Lehtikuva
On Independence Day in the evening, neighbourhoods all over Finland are adorned with the twinkling lights of blue and white candles on windowsills.
One of Finland’s most inspiring celebrations arrives every year on December 6: Independence Day. (Try pronouncing it in Finnish: Itsenäisyyspäivä.) The country became independent in 1917. Our American reporter recounts his experiences of the holiday.
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