Happy Birthday, Finland

Posted on: Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Finland was declared an independent state from Russia on December 6, 1917. Happy 94th! Hyvää syntymäpäivää!


O, Finland, behold, your day is dawning,
The threat of night has been banished away,
And the lark of morning in the brightness sings,
As though the very firmament would sing.
The powers of the night are vanquished by the morning light,
Your day is dawning, O land of birth.

O, rise, Finland, raise up high
Your head, wreathed with great memories.
O, rise, Finland, you showed to the world
That you drove away the slavery,
And that you did not bend under oppression,
Your day is dawning, O land of birth.

- From the desk of Mrs. M


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