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Finnish Independence Day Celebration Tuesday

As it has each year since the country became independent 99 years ago, Finlandia University will celebrate Finland’s Independence Day with a program of music and theater at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

The Finnish Indepedence Celebration will be held tomorrow evening at 6:00pm.

The program will feature a short play, written and performed by local actress Kris Kyro, along with some musical pieces by the Ilon Kaiku kantele ensemble and other local talent.

The evening will also include the announcement of the 2017 Hankooki Heikki award, which the City of Hancock’s Finnish Theme Committee annually bestows on a person for his or her contributions to preserving and promoting Finnish culture in the area.

The program is free and open to the public.

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