Celebrating 100 Years of U.S.-Finnish Diplomatic Relations by Visiting 100 Places / June 2019

To commemorate the anniversary year of the U.S.-Finnish diplomatic relations, the U.S. Embassy Finland is taking on a challenge. By the end of 2019, our American diplomats and friends of the Embassy community will try to visit 100 places in Finland. Can we do it? Follow along as we journey through Finland to celebrate the special relationship between these two countries. More information about the anniversary year available on our web page Celebrating 100 Years of U.S.-Finnish Diplomatic Relations in 2019.

June 7. Porvoo: Ethan and Jacqueline Tabor spent a beautiful day in Porvoo visiting the home of Runeberg and the Cathedral, walking around the town, and finding some vintage Iittala glass designed by Timo Sarpaneva. (44/100)

June 20. Ainola, Järvenpää: Deputy Public Affairs Officer Ethan Tabor enjoyed a beautiful summer day getting ready to celebrate Juhannus in a perfect location, Ainola in Järvenpää. Ainola was the home of Jean and Aino Sibelius for 65 years and it was designed by the famous Finnish architect Lars Sonck. The peaceful surroundings close to Lake Tuusula were understandably a source of inspiration for the Finnish composer. (45/100)

June 23. Liesjärvi National Park. Deputy Public Affairs Officer Ethan Tabor and his family learned about everyday Finnish life in the 1910s at Korteniemi Heritage Farm. (46/100)

June 29. Kaivopuisto, Helsinki: Ambassador and Mrs. Pence joined U.S. Embassy Finland staff and diplomats around the world to celebrate human rights at Helsinki Pride 2019. (47/100)

Pride Parade 2019, Kaivopuisto in Helsinki (© State Dept.)
Pride Parade 2019, Kaivopuisto in Helsinki (© State Dept.)