Happy Independence Day, Finland!

The present Doodle celebrates Finland’s Independence Day, referred to in Finnish as itsenäisyyspäivä. On this day in 1917, the Finnish Parliament formalized its presentation of freedom.

The national colors of blue and white, portrayed on the Finnish banner in the present Doodle artwork, bind together the country during a blend of solemn and familial Independence Day customs. The banner takes off on road posts the country over and the national tones adorn everything from cakes in bakeries to designs in shops.

Some visit the graves of family members or spot a couple of blue and white candles close to their window ledges, a practice that started in the nineteenth century, to check the penances of past ages. Numerous Finns praise their legacy by welcoming loved ones to a festive dinner.

In the evening, it’s tradition for millions to tune in for the broadcast of the yearly Independence Day Reception, known as the Linnan juhlat or “The Castle Ball,” which is dropped for the current year due to the pandemic, however a public day TV broadcast will in any case air. Residents normally have fun while relishing conventional Finnish food varieties like Ruisleipä (rye bread) with salmon or smoked reindeer cold cuts and Leipäjuusto (Finnish Squeaky Cheese) alongside friends and family.

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