Spanish Constitution Day & Finnish Independency Day

6th of December.

30 years of Spanish Constitution.

91 years of Finnish independency.

Finland and Spain are celebrating today importants  events and is a festive day in both countries. Better source is the Wikipedia, or this article in Helsinki Times, so I will not go deep in details.

Finland gained independence from Russia on 6 December 1917 when the Finnish Declaration of Independence was signed, changing its status from an autonomous Russian Grand Duchy to an independent sovereign nation state.

In Spain this day simbolyzes the culmination of the Spanish transition to democracy after the death of dictator Francisco Franco.

In Finland just now (in the evening) YLE is broadcasting the gala reception for approximately 2000 invited guests at the Presidential Palace. This event, known as Linnan juhlat (”the party at the castle”) is really popular, and during next days all media will analyze this party, especially gossiping the dresses . :)