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Daemon
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Birthday of Johan Runeberg

Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804-1877) is widely regarded as Finland's greatest poet. Schools throughout Finland are closed on Runeberg's birthday. Busts and pictures of him are displayed in shop windows, particularly in Helsinki. A special ceremony is observed at Runeberg's monument in the Esplanade, where his statue is decorated with garlands of pine and spruce, suspended between four huge torches. At night the torches are lit, and lighted candles burn in the windows of houses and apartments. More...
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Birthday of Johan Runeberg
Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804-1877) is widely regarded as Finland's greatest poet. Schools throughout Finland are closed on Runeberg's birthday. Busts and pictures of him are displayed in shop windows, particularly in Helsinki. A special ceremony is observed at Runeberg's monument in the Esplanade, where his statue is decorated with garlands of pine and spruce, suspended between four huge torches. At night the torches are lit, and lighted candles burn in the windows of houses and apartments.
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 5:28:30 AM

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Most of this is BS. Runeberg is ONE of the Great Poets of Finland. Schools are not closed. Candles are not burned in windows.
Ceremonies at Runeberg's statue are true.


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Birthday of Johan Runeberg

- He is believed to have been one of Finland's greatest poet.
- His artwork embraced the patriotic spirit of his countrymen and, because it was written in Swedish, exerted a great influence on Swedish literature as well.
- His influence in Finland's written culture was strong enough for one of his poems became the Finnish national anthem.

Good Johan Runeberg day for all Fins and Swedish friends from this forum!
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