Finland Still Ranks as the
Happiest Country in the World in 2023

Finland leads the ranking of the world’s happiest countries for the sixth year in a row, according to the 2023 World Happiness Report released on Monday [March 20]. While its score (7.80) is significantly ahead of all other countries, a sizeable chunk of the top ten roundup are also Scandinavian, with Denmark in second place (7.59), Iceland in third (7.53), Sweden in sixth (7.40) and Norway in seventh (7.32). Slightly further down the ranking stand the United States in 15th place and the United Kingdom in 19th, with the latter having now dropped positions for four years in a row. At the bottom of the

Kaarina Brooks awarded for Kalevala translations

HELSINKI, Feb. 28 – On Kalevala Day, the Kalevala Society Foundation awarded Finnish-born Canadian author and translator Kaarina Brooks with a prize of 5000€ for her English translations of Kalevala. Brooks’ work was notable because it applied the trochaic tetrametre (or Kalevala metre) to the English language, as far as has been possible. Brooks has translated the Old and New Kalevala (1835 and 1849 respectively) from Finnish to English in 2020 and 2021. The importance of Brooks’ work is increased by the fact that she has also translated Elias Lönnrot’s Prefaces to both Old and New Kalevala. It is notable that Brooks has applied the

The Moomins are Here!

For the very first time, the beloved Moomin characters in the Moomin Animations: Thrills and Cuddles exhibit are traveling across the ocean to the United States! Larger-than-life Moomin characters will fill the National Children’s Museum in Washington, DC Visitors Gallery with joy and discovery thru January 9, 2022. The exhibit is on loan from the Moomin Museum in Tampere, Finland, the only such museum in the world; it is brought to Washington by the Embassy of Finland. The exhibit highlights the rich history of Moomin animations, which are based on the Moomin books and comic strips created by the renowned Finnish artist and author Tove Jansson (1914–2001).

FinnSource Hiring Website Coordinator

Posted June 30, 2021 Finlandia Foundation Twin Cities/FinnSource is hiring a part-time Website Coordinator! We are looking to fill a part-time paid role as website coordinator, 3-5 hrs/wk for up to 20 hrs/mo. Download the position description here (pdf) for all the details. July 9th is the closing date for Applications, with a start date as soon as possible once a candidate is selected. Email with questions. FinnSource’s mission is to seek to elevate the visibility of and promote connections to contemporary Finland in Minnesota, and invite all generations of the community to participate in events and opportunities of interest. Our online presence through