SUOMI - ARMENIA ASSOCIATION RY
Finland-Armenia Association (Suomi-Armenia Yhdistys in Finnish) has started its activity since 2013, and it has an educational and cultural orientation. The primary aim of the Association is to support the Armenian community in preserving the Armenian culture and language as well as in strengthening close connections with the homeland – Armenia.
The Association also promotes the development of good relations between Armenia and Finland, and, as a unique bridge, it enhances the mutual cultural cooperation between two countries.
The majority members of the Association are Armenians who moved to Finland from Armenia and different parts of the world, but also Finns who are and/or want to be connected in one way or another to Armenia and the Armenian culture. The Association operates at a national level and carries out a wide range of activities and events throughout Finland (organizing receptions for the Armenian National holidays, Armenian movie screenings, participating in various cultural festivals).
For the children of the Armenian Language School, the Association is actively involved in organizing the Armenian language lessons. These lessons provide children with excellent opportunities not only to learn the Armenian language, but also to learn about the Armenian traditions, values, religion and history.
Everyone is more than welcome to join Finland-Armenia Association. The annual membership fee is 20 euro for an individual or 50 euro for a family, which can be transferred to the account of the Association provided below.
Please write your name in the payment message section following this format: “Your Name + membership fee + year.”
Membership payment details:
Suomi-Armenia Yhdistys RY
Nordea FI 181069 3000 228601
By joining the Association as a member, you promote the realization of its aims and the implementation of its activities and events.
ARMENIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL OF HELSINKI
VALO: DISCOVERING FINNISH AND ARMENIAN POETRY
NOVEMBER 25, 2018
On 25.11.2018 a unique and beautiful cultural event "Discovering Finnish and Armenian Poetry" took place in Q Theater in Helsinki.
The program included poems by Y. Charents and V. Terian, story by A.Isahakyan, song by G. Dodokhjan's, Elina Karjalainen's "Uppo-Nalle", Mikael Brygger's poem "Light fragments".
The Finnish and Armenian Poetry Lovers Club was founded in spring 2018 within the framework of the "Discovering Finnish and Armenian Poetry" program. The interest and love towards poetry and language found their reflection in the joint work of the group, during which the Armenian classical poetry, as well as Finnish children's and modern lyric poetry were presented.
We hope this experimental program will be continuous !!
The organizers of the event were Finland-Armenia Association, Umpihanki Theater and Q-Theater, Moniheli ry.
OCTOBER 3, 2018, HELSINlKI
We celebrated Yerevan's 2800th anniversary on 3.10.2018. Guests were welcomed to see, hear, taste and sense Yerevan in Helsinki.
During the evenings was Armenian music, presentation and short film, also guests got acquainted with the traditional Armenian way of making grilled food "Khorovats".
ARMENIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL OF HELSINKI
We are pleased to announce that Armenian language school starts lessons in September. Days of lessons are following: 08.09, 22.09, 06.10, 20.10, 03.11, 17.11, 01.12, 15.12 (15:00-16:30-5-12. children and 16:00-16:45-3-5 children).
Registration untill 04.09 by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Address: Hermann's boardwalk 12B (4 floors).
TASTE ARMENINA RESTAURANT DAY POP-UP
AUGUST 19, 2018
We opened up our Armenian pop-up restaurant again this year on Sunday August 19th from 12 PM at Vanha Kirkkopuisto (Helsinki).
The "Restaurant Day" is a festival that takes place 4 times a year in Finland, where everyone can run an open-air restaurant for a day and sell the dishes they cook.
On behalf of Finland-Armenia Association and all Armenians in Finland we were pleased to participate in "Restaurant Day" festival with the "Taste Armenia" pavilion, presenting Armenian dishes and sweets, as well as natural juices by "SIS NATURAL" company for the first time, which have been approved by the Finnish society.
This year a part of sales revenue will be transferred to the installation of a playground in one of Armenia's border villages.
WORLD VILLAGE FESTIVAL IN HELSINKI
ARI PARI KOCHARI FLASH MOB
MAY 26-27, 2018
We have a pleasure to inform you that the annual World Village Festival was held in Helsinki on May 26-27. Armenia and the Armenian culture was represented for the second time in the framework of this festival.
The festival has been organized since 1995 and it is a meeting place offering tastes of different cultures and surprises all over the world. There is approximately 80 000 festival visitors every year. It was an exceptional opportunity for us to represent the Armenian culture in Finland.
The guests were welcomed to our exhibitor tent, entitled "Armenia- old and young country" ("Armenia-vanha nuori maa).
The visitors also had a possibility to buy souvenirs brought from Armenia, as well as to taste chocolate with dried fruits brought from Armenia especially for this occasion.
In addition, the Armenians of Finland have joined the pan-Armenian flash mob “Come and dance Kochari” and performed, along with the Armenians worldwide, our traditional Armenian dance at Street Art Area at the World Village Festival on May 26.
ARMENIA 26 - FINLAND 100
OCTOBER 28, 2017
For Finland and Armenia 2017 is a remarkable year. Finland is celebrating the centenary of its Independence and Armenia 26th years of Independence as well as 25 years of fruitful Diplomatic relations.
Finland - Armenia Association had the honor to congratulate and invite its friends to join us and celebrate these important milestones in the history of both countries.
The celebration took place on October 28 in Urban Sauna Hall.
IIn the program was:
Patriotic poetry performed by the young students of Armenian School in Finland.
Dance performed by the Estonian -Armenia junior dance group
Dance workshop for all participants.
Theater performance - workshop by Finnish artists with children’s participation.
Reception serving Armenian and Finnish dishes and drinks.
CHILDREN'S PAINTING WORKS
ARMENIAN LANGUAGE SHCOOL IN HELSINKI
JULY 7, 2017
Last autumn children of Armenian language school in Helsinki participated in
‘’I love my homeland’’ children’s painting competition organised by Ministry of Diaspora of Armenia.
Children’s works are highly appreciated by the organisers and they got diplomas and awards by the Ministry of Diaspora in Yerevan on July 7.
Armenia Finland Association congratulates all the participants, Lily, Grigor, Emmanuel, Sargis, Christine, for receiving encouraging diplomas, and Benjamin and Sofia for receiving first-class diplomas.
THE LAST INHABITANT
MAY 30, 2017
The Last Inhabitant - a film that tells a story about two inhabitants who are faced with opposite sides of an inter-ethnic conflict.
After the screening, a short Question & Answer session was organized with the movie director Jivan Avetisyan
Director: Jivan Avetisyan
Music: Serj Tankyan
Language: Armenian (English subtitles)
Runtime: 82 min
Official trailer: http://thelastinhabitant.com/
SPRING CELEBRATION IN TALLINN
APRIL 8, 2017
On April 8, 2017, children of Armenian language school in Helsinki traveled to Tallinn and participated in a joint spring event organized by the Armenian school of Tallinn. The children performed together Armenian songs, poetry and had a chance to get to know each other in informal interactions. In addition, a dance course for the children was organized.
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