WELCOME to the homepage of the Finnish-American Society of the Delaware Valley. We are a link among Finns and friends of Finland from Philadelphia and its suburbs, southern New Jersey and Delaware. Our mission is to promote Finnish culture, customs, and traditions as well as the knowledge of Finland, its history and language. Our society brings together Finns of the Delaware Valley, Americans of Finnish ancestry and friends of Finland. To spread the “Suomi spirit”, we organize functions and events for our membership. We also act as a representative of the local Finnish community by hosting visitors from abroad and other parts of the U.S.A. We also provide a link between the local community and visiting students, entertainers, artists and others.
FASDV celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Independence of Finland at the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia on December 9, 2017. Program included The popular brass band Ameriikan Poijat and a visit from Antti Vänskä, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Finnish Embassy in Washington, D.C.
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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS OF INTEREST FOR EVERYONE
Our events include a Midsummer celebration in the Philadelphia area, a fall picnic, bus trips and a Christmas party. Some of our smaller gatherings consist of music evenings, cooking demonstrations, golf outings, dances and concert trips. Please view our Event Calendar for upcoming events.