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Finnish Cultural Garden on Kid's Day

Finnish Cultural Garden on Kid's Day
August 7 2016
Cleveland Ohio

The Finnish Cultural Garden was dedicated September 14, 1958. On the first annual Kid's Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, kids (of all ages) learned about the Finnish language, culture, history, geography and more. (Did you know that Angry Birds was created in Finland?)

Ken Quiggle of the Finnish Cultural Garden was one of the co-chairs of Kid's Day in the Gardens. When the group arrived at the Finnish Garden Ken welcomed them and explained the various activities such as having the Finnish flag painted on your hand or making your own Finnish flag.

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Ken Quiggle in Finnish Cultural Garden

Ken Quiggle in Finnish Cultural Garden on Kid's Day

Finding Finland on the map

Finding Finland on the map

Finnish Garden on Kid's Day - Angry Birds


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Bonnie and Donna from the Finnish Cultural Garden taught some very basic Finnish words to the kids (and adults) at the first annual Cleveland Cultural Gardens Kids Festival. They taught hello, goodbye, thank you and how to correctly pronounce sauna and the word for the red houses you see in Finland. They also introduced us to the great Finnish word 'Sisu.'



Bonnie and Donna teach Finnish words

Bonnie and Donna teach Finnish words

Bonnie and Donna teach Finnish words


Besides making and coloring your own Finnish flag, kids could have the Finnish flag painted on their hands.



Painting the Finnisg flag on girl's hand

Painting the Finnisg flag on girl's hand

On this first annual Kid's Day, the group visited the Estonian, Finnish, India and Lebanese Cultural Gardens.

Ken Quiggle, Bonnie and Donna

Ken Quiggle, Bonnie and Donna from the Finnish Garden

Ken Quiggle with bust of Jean Sibelius

Ken Quiggle with bust of Jean Sibelius


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