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[en]Kiira will celebrate the independence day at the Presidential Palace[/en][fi]Kiira will celebrate the independence day at the Presidential Palace[/fi][ja]キーラ・コルピ、独立記念日に大統領官邸のパーティへ[/ja]

Presidential Palace (Photo YLE)[en]

Finland will celebrate its 90th independence day on December 6th. The most important and prestigious event of the evening is the traditional Independence Day Reception at the Presidential Palace. War veterans, politicians, ambassadors and people in influential positions in the society are regular guests every year, but also commons Finns who have succeeded in diffrent areas of life and made Finland known around the world during the ongoing year are honored with invitations to the party. These include among others all kinds of artists and athletes. President Tarja Halonen is a big supporter of artistic and aesthetic sports, so gymnasts and figure skaters have been seen among the guests quite often. Susanna Pöykiö celebrated the independence day in the Presidential Palace in 2005 and a bronze medal in the 2007 European Championships earned Kiira Korpi an invitation to the party this year.

Update: Also Susanna Pöykiö, who had to withdraw from NHK Trophy because of back problems, has received an invitation to the party.

Every year the reception is televised live and it’s always one of the most viewed tv broadcasts of the year. The reception starts with the President shaking hands with every one of the almost 2000 guests and then continues with eating and dancing. For those women who arrive the party alone a group of cadets are available as dancing partners. Who’s the lucky one? Members of the media are also present interviewing the guests live on television. After the official reception the guest scatter around Helsinki to various unofficial after parties. And on the next day the most talked about subject on the media is the dresses the women guests were wearing, and every website has a “queen of the palace” votings. Kiira on the other hand has to travel to Rauma on the next day for the Finnish Championships on 8-9th of December.

YLE’s website for the 2007 independence day reception: http://www.yle.fi/linnanjuhlat/2007/

Other websites to find photos and videos from the party:
http://www.aamulehti.fi/itsenaisyyspaiva/
http://www.mtv3.fi/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.iltasanomat.fi/viihde/t/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.iltalehti.fi/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.seiska.fi/extrat/linna07/

Update: Iltalehti had a short preview article.

Kiira Korpi is competing of becoming the most photographed beauty of the party in a revealing silk dress. It has been designed and sewed by Elina Kivioja who is also the maker of Kiira’s skating dresses.

– I can just say that the dress is very light and quite revealing. Color of the dress remains secret until the party, but it will suite the slender blond beauty, says Kivioja.

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Finland will celebrate its 90th independence day on December 6th. The most important and prestigious event of the evening is the traditional Independence Day Reception at the Presidential Palace. War veterans, politicians, ambassadors and people in influential positions in the society are regular guests every year, but also commons Finns who have succeeded in diffrent areas of life and made Finland known around the world during the ongoing year are honored with invitations to the party. These include among others all kinds of artists and athletes. President Tarja Halonen is a big supporter of artistic and aesthetic sports, so gymnasts and figure skaters have been seen among the guests quite often. Susanna Pöykiö celebrated the independence day in the Presidential Palace in 2005 and a bronze medal in the 2007 European Championships earned Kiira Korpi an invitation to the party this year.

Update: Also Susanna Pöykiö, who had to withdraw from NHK Trophy because of back problems, has received an invitation to the party.

Every year the reception is televised live and it’s always one of the most viewed tv broadcasts of the year. The reception starts with the President shaking hands with every one of the almost 2000 guests and then continues with eating and dancing. For those women who arrive the party alone a group of cadets are available as dancing partners. Who’s the lucky one? Members of the media are also present interviewing the guests live on television. After the official reception the guest scatter around Helsinki to various unofficial after parties. And on the next day the most talked about subject on the media is the dresses the women guests were wearing, and every website has a “queen of the palace” votings. Kiira on the other hand has to travel to Rauma on the next day for the Finnish Championships on 8-9th of December.

YLE’s website for the 2007 independence day reception: http://www.yle.fi/linnanjuhlat/2007/

Other websites to find photos and videos from the party:
http://www.aamulehti.fi/itsenaisyyspaiva/
http://www.mtv3.fi/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.iltasanomat.fi/viihde/t/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.iltalehti.fi/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.seiska.fi/extrat/linna07/

Update: Iltalehti had a short preview article.

Kiira Korpi is competing of becoming the most photographed beauty of the party in a revealing silk dress. It has been designed and sewed by Elina Kivioja who is also the maker of Kiira’s skating dresses.

– I can just say that the dress is very light and quite revealing. Color of the dress remains secret until the party, but it will suite the slender blond beauty, says Kivioja.

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フィンランドでは12月6日に90回目の独立記念日を迎える。その晩の最も大切で豪華なイベントは、大統領の官邸で行なわれる古式ゆかしい独立記念日のレセプションだ。毎年招かれるのは、退役軍人や政治家、大使、社会的に影響力のある人々だが、そのほかの分野であっても、その年に成功してフィンランドを世界中に知らしめた一般のフィンランド人たちもそのパーティに招かれる栄誉に浴する。これには、あらゆる芸術家や運動選手たちも含まれる。大統領のタルヤ・ハロネンは芸術的、美的なスポーツの大サポーターなので、体操選手やフィギュアスケート選手はしばしばゲストとして招かれる。スザンナ・ポイキヨも2005年に大統領官邸で独立記念日を祝ったし、2007年の欧州選手権で銅メダルを取ったキーラ・コルピも今年そのパーティに招かれる。

更新:背中の故障でNHK杯を棄権しなければならなかったスザンナ・ポイキヨも今年のパーティへの招待状を受け取った。

毎年、独立記念日のパーティの模様はテレビで生放送され、いつも視聴率が最も高い番組のひとつだ。レセプションは大統領がおよそ2000人のゲスト全員と握手をすることから始まり、その後は食事と舞踏が続く。ひとりでパーティに来た女性は、士官候補生(?)たちにダンスの相手を頼める。誰がこの幸運を射止めるのだろうか。報道陣は、テレビの生中継で流すためにゲストにインタビューする。公式なレセプションのあとは、ゲストはヘルシンキ周辺の非公式な二次会へと散り散りになる。翌日、マスコミで最も話題になるのは女性ゲストが着ていたドレスで、どのウェブサイトでも「宮廷のクイーン」投票が行なわれる。一方でキーラは、12月8~9日のフィンランド国内選手権に向けて翌日にはラウマに旅立たなくてはならない。

YLEによる2007年独立記念日レセプションのサイト: http://www.yle.fi/linnanjuhlat/2007/

ほかにもパーティの写真やビデオを見つけるためのウェブサイト:
http://www.aamulehti.fi/itsenaisyyspaiva/
http://www.mtv3.fi/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.iltasanomat.fi/viihde/t/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.iltalehti.fi/linnanjuhlat/
http://www.seiska.fi/extrat/linna07/

更新: イルタレヒティが短い事前記事を載せた。

キーラ・コルピは露出度の高いシルクのドレスでパーティに臨み、最も写真に撮られた美女の座を狙っている。今回のドレスは、キーラのスケート衣装も手がけているエリナ・キヴィオヤがデザインし、縫製したものだ。

「私がいま言えるのは、このドレスはとても軽くて肌の露出がとても多いことですね。ドレスの色は当日まで秘密ですが、細身のブロンド美女に似合うでしょうね」とキヴィオヤは言う。

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