Issue #2 of The NEF - published on Sunday, February 25th. We have over 1650 subscribers and counting 🌟

February-March 2024



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Spoiler Alert: In the newsletter, I will tell about an upcoming visit to a legendary Finnish company in the region and a complimentary online session on the American perspective of entrepreneurial management, among other insights. 🇺🇸


Materials: Please send any materials to me by Wednesday—for instance, news from the region, upcoming or past events, internship opportunities, etc. 🆕


Community Building: I am also building community by mapping Finnish businesses in New England, Finns who run US companies, and Finnish companies and leaders exploring the region. I’m thankful for any contacts. 🇫🇮

All the best,

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Honorary Consul of Finland to the City of Boston and the States of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont 




Selected Dates (for planning purposes):

  • January: New Year's Day (Uudenvuodenpäivä): Jan 1.
  • February: Shrove Tuesday (Laskiainen): Feb 13 (2024), Kalevala Day (Kalevalan päivä): Feb 28th.
  • March: Nordic Day (Nordens dag): Mar 23, Easter (Pääsiäinen) Mar 31 (2024).
  • April-May: May Day (Vappu): Apr 30/May 1.
  • June: Runon ja suven päivä (Day of Poetry and Summer): Jun 6, Helsinki Day (Helsingin päivä): Jun 12, Midsummer (Juhannus): weekend of Jun 24.
  • July: Sleepyhead Day (Unikeonpäivä): Jul 27.
  • August-September-October: Aleksis Kivi Day: Oct 10.
  • November: All Saints' Day (Pyhäinpäivä): first Sat of Nov, Finnish Swedish Heritage Day (Ruotsalaisuuden päivä): Nov 6.
  • December: Independence Day (Itsenäisyyspäivä): Dec 6, Jean Sibelius Day: Dec 8, Lucia Day: Dec 13, Christmas (Joulu): Dec 24.