Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster
Forgive my ignorance but , just curious what is Linnoituksen Yö ?
If you enter the term into a translator it comes back as Fortress Night.
I may be wrong here, but trying to put two an two together it sounds like the Finns celebrate this as an independence day from the Russians.
Similiar to us Yanks celebrating our independence from England; with food, fireworks, and drink.
They (The Finns) made their stand in the town of Lappeenranta.
Lappeenrannan linnoitus on alun perin ruotsalainen linnoitusjärjestelmä, jota ovat laajentaneet myös venäläiset.
Linnoituksen rakentaminen alkoi Lappeenrannan
kaupungin perustamisen jälkeen 1649
Lappeenranta fortress was originally a Swedish fortress system, which also have extended the Russians.
Construction began on the fortress of Lappeenranta
city after the creation in 1649
Will take you to a wiki page on Lappeenrannan sveikas!
(A Lithuanian toast. My heritage, it means "to your health")
Lappeenranta is under the "A" pin, and Russia is to the right of the white line.