Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Hyvää itsenäispäivää! Happy Independence Day!

Today we celebrate Finnish Independence Day! The flags will be flying and we will be patriotic. I will let the Britcats join in, even if Britain was the last country to declare war on Finland! This was not their fault. No, today is about celebrating this wonderful country, and also other lands which are free from fear and oppression - and crossing paws in hope that one day everyone can know this peace.
We will light two candles in the window so any passing weary soldiers will know they have a welcome here. This is an important tradition, even if Äiti panics about us setting the curtains on fire. And we also light candles to send light to all those we remember - there are some very poorly kitties out there on the blogosphere and we keep our paws crossed for you .Ginger Jasper, good buddy, we are thinking of you and yours.


Sparkle said...

There needs to be a Kitty Independence Day, to celebrate releasing the chains of bondage from oppression by our humans!!! Well, just as soon as we figure out how to accomplish that.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Happy Independence Day! Mebbe there will be sum extra treats in it fur you!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy Independence Day! What about electric or battery-operated candles? That might be safer. Or would it taint the tradition? Maybe a tea light or a votive, placed in a jar?

The mom doesn't light real candles in our house, though she used to with Chum and Annie. She doesn't trust US not to set our furs or house on fire, though!

Riffa said...

Happy Independence Day to you all, too!
Many candles are burning in our house(Oliver and I never go near them). And when we watch them, we remember the wars that Finland has fought for freedom in the past, and we also remember all the homeless kitties we and our Aunt know, some in the rescue shelters, and some in Stockholm whose rescue we are following in Facebook, and, of course, my old buddies in Spain.

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

Recently, #1 found the most amazing real wax candles with little doodads inside and batteries, so you turn them on rather than set fire to them! Your curtains would be safe, and they look great!

Happy Finland Day!

The Chans

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Independence Day to all of you.