The Politics of Calendar: Independence Day in the Republic of Finland

@inproceedings{Nyyssnen2009ThePO,
  title={The Politics of Calendar: Independence Day in the Republic of Finland},
  author={Heino Nyyss{\"o}nen},
  year={2009}
}
  • Heino Nyyssönen
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • The gaining of independence is the most common reason for a state to hold a national holiday. The day of independence is the main national holiday in most countries in the world. Independence, usually culminating in a particular day, forms a major core narrative for many countries. Ernest Gellner’s theory is that nationalism creates nations, but it also seems to create national holidays, too. The concept of independence has several variations as some countries celebrate the final result i.e… CONTINUE READING

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