From the lion to the blue cross

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From the lion to the blue cross – 100 years of the Finnish flag

The blue cross flag of Finland will celebrate its 100th birthday on 29 May 2018. A celebratory exhibition at the South Karelia Museum will present the history of the Finnish flag, beginning from the period under Swedish rule, via the period when Finland was a Grand Duchy of Russia, to independence and the present day. The flag is much more than just a piece of fabric fluttering at the top of a pole: it is a means of influencing people, creating impressions and expressing opinions. The Olympics, a business card, a protest, an eagle, a lion, a brochure, Paavo Nurmi and the ice hockey team – all of these have the flag in common. This exhibition was curated by Kimmo Kiljunen, Doctor of  Political Science and Executive Director of Flag World in Hamina.

Photo: The Finnish state flag. South Karelia museum.



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Etelä-Karjalan Museo

Kristiinankatu 15


Target Price
Adults 9 €
Pensioners 8 €
Students 8 €

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