Destination of the Day

Wednesday October 7, 2020

Finnish Connections

Connect with several Finnish-American sites and learn about the “sport” of wife-carrying in preparation  for the North American event on October 9 in Maine; kids can try activities planned for children in Finland.

Finlandia Foundation

About FFN

To sustain both Finnish-American culture in the United States and the ancestral tie with Finland by raising funds for grants and scholarships, initiating innovative national programs and networking with local chapters.

What We Do

As the number of first and second generation Finnish-American immigrants begins to dwindle, it becomes increasingly important to keep Finnish-Americans and their local chapter organizations across the country connected, inspired and committed to maintaining an awareness of their unique and vibrant culture and heritage.   (Finlandia University)  (facebook page for Salolampi, Finnish Language Village)  (Wife carrying movie)

For Kids:


Leif Eriksson International Festival is this year presented through recorded videos, ZOOM meetings, and other online tools. While we won’t be greeting each other in person, we do want to stay connected with you!

It is vital to support the festival. We are making a special appeal to you to donate on our website by clicking on the Donate button below or you can mail your donation to Leif Eriksson International Festival, Attn: Mindekirken, 924 E 21st St, Minneapolis, MN 55404.  Please make the check payable to Leif Eriksson International Festival.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation at this unprecedented time. We hope you are staying healthy and safe.