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November in the Name of the Swedish-speaking Finns

08/11/2016 - 19:00 to 29/11/2016 - 18:00

Next year is the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence so the timing is perfect to remember that there are actually two official languages in Finland, Finnish and Swedish. Therefore this November FinnAgora arranges the weeks of Swedish-speaking Finns called Hejsan Budapest! – brings Swedish-speaking Finns to you.

The aim of Hejsan Budapest! – brings Swedish-speaking Finns to youis to present success stories of a multilingual country: accordionist Maria Kalaniemi, dancer Carl Knif and visual artist Viggo Wallensköld, just to mention a few.

Hejsan Budapest! is also about reminding one about the benefits minorities actually bring about. It is not only culture that is concerned as minority language has proved to be a possible key to economic growth. However, in order for a minority to enjoy the same level of well-being as the majority, both a positive view of the minority and an efficient language policy are necessary. When the majority is generous to the minority, both groups prosper.

Hejsan Budapest! has something to offer for everyone, be it music, arts, family events or social debate. Welcome – Välkommen!


Viggo Wallensköld: Ladies

8 November – 30 November, 2016
Opening ceremony: 8 November 2016, 7 p.m.
Barabás Villa
1122 Budapest, Városmajor utca 44.

Languages create wealth - seminar

9 November 2016, 9 a.m.
Embassy of Finland
1116 Budapest, Kelenhegyi út 16/A

Carl Knif Company: RED

14 November 2016, 7 p.m.
MOM Kulturális Központ
Tickets 1000-1500 HUF
1124 Budapest, Csörsz u.18.

Maria Kalaniemi

22 November 2016, 8 p.m.
Tickets 2500 HUF
1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1.

Monika Fagerholm & Noémi Kiss

28 November 2016, 7 p.m.
Barabas Villa, Városmajor utca 44.

Welcome to Moomins’ kitchen!

26 November 2016, 2 p.m.
1000 HUF
1071 Budapest, Damjanich utca 11-15.