Kalevala Day, Finland
Happy Kalevala Day!
“The Kalevala is a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Finnish and Karelian oral folklore and mythology. It is regarded as the national epic of Finland and Karelia and is one of the most significant works of Finnic literature. The Kalevala has inspired artworks of many famous artists, including – for instance – music of the Finnish classical composer Jean Sibelius and the illustrations of the Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela.”