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The 45th Annual Kalevala Day Festival - The Healing Power of Singing

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Mar 27
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The 45th Annual Kalevala Day Festival - The Healing Power of Singing
Mar 27, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm PST

The National Nordic Museum together with the Finnish Choral Society invites you to the 45th Annual Kalevala Day Festival—The Healing Power of Singing. This year's event is virtual. 

The Kalevala Day Tradition goes back to 1835, when the national epic of Finland, the Kalevala, was published for the first time by Elias Lönnrot. The Kalevala epic played an important part in developing Finland's national identity and Finnish language, art, and music. The first Kalevala Day was celebrated on February 28th, in 1885. The Kalevala Day celebration continues to this day in Finland with cultural events.

The Finnish Choral Society of Seattle has maintained and Annual Kalevala Day since 1976 in Seattle, hosted at the National Nordic Museum since 1982. 

The event will be shown on YouTube Live on the Museum's website starting at 3pm on Saturday, March 27.

With Inspiration from the magic of Kalevala and Kanteletar the program of the 45th Kalevala features:

  • Guest Speaker: Marita Toivonen, Master of Theology and Ethnomusicology, Helsinki, Finland
  • Kalevala Trio
  • Finnish Choral Society of Seattle
  • Evergreen Livakat Kantele Players
  • Rune Singing, Spells, Charms and Magic of the Kalevala

Cost: Free; RSVP to receive the link

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The National Nordic Museum together with the Finnish Choral Society invites you to the 45th Annual Kalevala Day Festival—The Healing Power of Singing. This year's event is virtual. 

The Kalevala Day Tradition goes back to 1835, when the national epic of Finland, the Kalevala, was published for the first time by Elias Lönnrot. The Kalevala epic played an important part in developing Finland's national identity and Finnish language, art, and music. The first Kalevala Day was celebrated on February 28th, in 1885. The Kalevala Day celebration continues to this day in Finland with cultural events.

The Finnish Choral Society of Seattle has maintained and Annual Kalevala Day since 1976 in Seattle, hosted at the National Nordic Museum since 1982. 

The event will be shown on YouTube Live on the Museum's website starting at 3pm on Saturday, March 27.

With Inspiration from the magic of Kalevala and Kanteletar the program of the 45th Kalevala features:

  • Guest Speaker: Marita Toivonen, Master of Theology and Ethnomusicology, Helsinki, Finland
  • Kalevala Trio
  • Finnish Choral Society of Seattle
  • Evergreen Livakat Kantele Players
  • Rune Singing, Spells, Charms and Magic of the Kalevala

Cost: Free; RSVP to receive the link

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