MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - In 2016, Finland's president Sauli Niinisto declared a year long celebration to accompany his country's upcoming independence day
December 6th, the year long party celebrating Finnish independence came to a climax. All around the world, people joined in celebrating Finnish independence, and at the Marquette Area Historical Museum, the U.P. chapter of the Finnish American Society invited the public to join in their own celebration.
"We have a 100th anniversary celebration of Finland's independence which was independence in the year 1917 on December 6th," League of Finnish American Society member Tonja Stanaway said.
People who attended were treated to Finnish culture, art, food, and joined together to sing traditional Christmas carols in Finnish.
Special guest speakers presented a history of the country, from their humble beginnings to how they rose to be one of the most successful nations in the world.