The Finnish Christmas card tradition is still going strong. This year, almost 80% of respondents intend to send Christmas greetings, and up to 90% of those who do so consider it a tradition to be preserved. At the same time, more and more Finns are buying Christmas gifts online: 53% of respondents have bought or plan to buy Christmas gifts from online stores.

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Finland is one of the most beautiful Nordic countries that you should visit at least once in your lifetime. While this country is well-known for its magnificent nature, excellent welfare system, socially awkward people, and rich history, there are many other things that you probably didn’t know about Finland and its citizens.

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Puutalo OY supplied over 500 houses to all over Denmark in the end of 1940. Multiple housetypes were designed for the export, which were then given common Danish women names like Anna, Bente, Ditte and Else. Photo: John E. Carrebye / ELKA

New Standards presents the history of a uniquely Finnish approach to mass-produced housing in the twentieth century. First displayed in the Pavilion of Finland at the Biennale Architettura 2021 in Venice, the exhibition will receive its first showing in Finland at the Museum of Finnish Architecture’s small exhibition hall on 21th of January – 10th of April 2022. 

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Jakob Kudsk Steensen, RE-ANIMATED, 2018-2019. Video & VR still.

The 2022 exhibition programme at EMMA showcases exciting contemporary practitioners of art and design alongside iconic modernists, all of whom are or were visionaries of their eras. The theme is reflected in the exhibitions as well as in the events programme.

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One of the selected nominees: Mezerg (France).

The nominees of the Music Moves Europe Awards 2022 have been announced at the Linecheck Music Meeting & Festival opening event at BASE Milano in Italy on Monday November 22. The Music Moves Europe Awards are the European Union Prize for popular and contemporary music. The aim of the awards is to celebrate upcoming European artists and support them in developing their international careers.

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Starting from April 2022, the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki will offer visitors the opportunity to learn about the notable life's work of architect Wivi Lönn as well as the history of the Finnish Association of Women Architects, Architecta, which will be celebrating its 80th anniversary.

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Flow Festival 2019 - Photo: Konstantin Kondrukhov

In what will be three years since its last show, Flow Festival returns to Helsinki on the 12th – 14th of August 2022 - bringing together an eclectic and rich programme of world-renowned musical icons, some of the biggest modern artists of this age, exciting new international talent and emerging Finnish creatives.

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Azar Saiyar: History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails, 2017 / Video-still

Politics of Care is a thematically structured online exhibition presenting nine video works from HAM's extensive media art collection. With the global coronavirus pandemic having upended life as we know it, new light has been shed on the importance of care, both societally and in our personal relationships.

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Anu Vehvilainen Speaker of the Parliament of Finland delivers a speech during the Finland National Day

The happiest country in the world celebrated its National Day at Expo 2020 on 31 October, demonstrating what it takes to keep Finnish people smiling. The line-up included performances by singer-songwriter and pop kantele player Ida Elina, and male choir Seminaarinmäen Mieslaulajat, better known as Semmarit, at Al Wasl Plaza, the Finland Pavilion and venues across the Expo site.

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The tour enables chamber music concerts to be easily accessible by Helsinki residents at their local library. Photo: Maarit Kytöharju - Helsinki City Library

Chamber music will be played at sixteen libraries in Helsinki in November. Organised jointly by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Helsinki City Library, the concerts of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra at Your Library tour are free of charge.

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