Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Hyvää Itsenäisyyspäivää!

Happy Finnish Independence Day! Today we celebrate 99 years of independence and we shall light two candles in the window. This tradition is to guide any Finn who wishes to have a space place to rest. Only of course we are now in a society of many cultures - I have of course welcomed the Britcats (okay, so they were here first). So we extend that welcome to any living creature who is peaceful and wishes no harm to other beings. There is no wall around our Catio.

Three cheers for the blue and white!


14 comments:

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Happy Independence Day and 3 Cheers for the Kittehz! (oh, and of course Finland, too!)

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We think it right that all should offer shelter from the cold and storm...

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Ooh, and Happy Independence Day, we almost forgot... Next year should be pretty special!

Summer said...

Happy Independence Day to Finland!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Happy Independence Day, King P (though come to think of it, how independent is a country that has more than one King??)

And let's be real: You'd eat that little visitor in a flash if you could.

Will there be sparklers? Sparklers are the best!

When the Cat is Away said...

Eh, Spitty, who is the other king? This doesn't mean that we ackknowledge P. as our King, but we're wondering.

Flynn said...

Hyvää Itsenäisyyspäivää!
Thank goodness for copy and paste!

Cat Lover said...

What a lovely tradition! Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi said...

Happy Finnish Independence Day! That is a wonderful tradition to light candles as a guide.

Eastside Cats said...

Happy Independance Day! Such a wonderfully communal thing; offering aid and warmth.

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Finnish Independence Day ! Purrs

Just Ducky said...

Happy Independence Day!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy Independence Day!

Anonymous said...

Hold on. The candles are NOT meant for finns specifically but to travellers in general. And the candles are originally for swedish royald pair's honor and later as symbol of rebellion against russians.