Helsinki Päivä / Helsinki Day

12 Jun

Today, June 12th, is Helsinki Day! Helsinki’s birthday. One of those very special days that the City hosts; when there are events galore to choose from. Many are free of charge and there is always something for everyone!

I will post about Helsinki Day in more detail later. For now I would like to share the two special things that have happened so far today. Firstly my son and I took the metro to the other end of the line to Ruoholahti. We took a short ride to the beginning of the recently completed Baana, a railway track converted to mixed cycling and walking path. We were well in time for the opening ceremony. It’s just a shame that we couldn’t hear anything that the City officials were saying. The atmosphere was lively and there were plenty of good-looking bikes to check out.

We had positioned ourselves close to where the cycling police were straddling the path with the ceremonial ribbon. After the official snip, there were some pieces cut for the officials and then anyone else who wanted their own piece of ribbon could use the official scissors and cut themselves a piece. This was one opportunity not to be missed! Now, I have my very own piece of Helsinki Day ribbon.


A sliver of the actual ribbon!

The second really wonderful thing is the little slip of paper the postman dropped in the mail box this morning. I had a quick trip to the post office to collect: my blog business cards!

All this for a blog! (This is just not any old blog :)!)

Happy Birthday Helsinki!

PS: Shameless plug time here: follow me on Twitter © or Foursquare ©. I’m a huge fan of Foursquare, I still need some more driving lessons for Twitter, and Heather’s Helsinki will eventually appear on Facebook too. Stay tuned!


3 Responses to “Helsinki Päivä / Helsinki Day”

  1. Jennifer 13/06/2012 at 01:44 #

    Woohoo!! Love the business card. Stylish, bright, easy to read (V imp) and simple! Sounds like the prefect end to Helsinki Day!

  2. aFrankAngle 13/06/2012 at 14:35 #

    Happy Birthday Helsinki … and hope the cards bring you success!

  3. Kanerva 17/06/2012 at 09:21 #

    Thank you! There is something nice about new business cards – a little self importance always helps 🙂

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