Summer and Poetry Day or Eino Leino Day in Finland
Summer and Poetry Day or Eino Leino Day in Finland is held on July 6. This event in the first decade of the month July is annual. Help us
Leino's birthday on 6 July was named Eino Leino Day (Eino Leinon päivä) as well as day of Finnish poetry and summer in 1992, and it's an official Finnish holiday.
Eino Leino was a born poet and the first writer to use Finnish fluently for all artistic purposes. From a basis in popular tradition and the Kalevala, Leino's work broadened in the direction of European literature, and he became an intellectual cosmopolitan. Aware of his destiny, Leino was a fighter and artist with whom Finns still feel a close kinship.
Eino Leino (born Armas Einar Leopold Lönnbohm; 6 July 1878 – 10 January 1926) was a Finnish poet and journalist who is considered one of the pioneers of Finnish poetry and a national poet of Finland. His poems combine modern and Finnish folk elements.
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