December 6th, 1917


95 years ago today, Finland declared independence from Russia.

Windows with two candles, candles at the graves of former presidents and dead soldiers and a President’s Ball which many watch on television. Even Google honours Finland with the special logo above. Happy Independence Day!

Also 95 years ago today was the Halifax Explosion: Two war ships with explosives collided, the massive explosion killed numerous lives and destroyed part of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

One happy event and one sad event, the former in my birth country and the latter in my adopted country.

December 6, 2012 in Canada and BC, Culture, Finland, Estonia & Finno-Ugric, History by Marja-Leena