Palafitos Castro, Isla de Chiloé, Chile
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Celebración de las Fiestas Patrias en Finlandia

On 20 September took place the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Chile in Helsinki which was held at the House of Nobility - Ritarihuone. The celebration brought together around 200 people, members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Finland, local authorities and the Chilean community resident in the Nordic country.

In his speech, the Chilean Ambassador to Finland, Mr. Eduardo Gálvez, highlighted the excellent relations between the two countries, the many existing ties of cooperation, and congratulated Finland on its first centenary of independence, which is being commemorated during this 2017.

During the celebration guests enjoyed the performance of the Instrumental Group Colegio Concepción San Pedro, which performed several popular Chilean songs and national cuecas.

The reception was sponsored by wineries Cono Sur, Lautaro, Leyda, Miguel Torres, Tarapacá and VCT Finland as well as Stora Enso and SMT - American Express.