SUNDAY 3rd July 2005 Final Closing Ceremony of the Sata-Häme Soi Festival
Unfortunately as everything has to come to an end - so also these wonderful accordion days in Ikaalinen. Now the city is getting ready to live a special moment with their Finnish President Mrs. Tarja Halonen coming to their city to honour the inhabitants, visitors and musicans with her presence.
A very special moment also for all visitors to have the pleasure to feel this atmosphere of a president walking through a large crowed - just like one of them - part of the people!!! Very very impressive and for sure an unforgettable moment for me and all other foreigners, visiting this wonderful country with plenty of nature and natural behavior of their inhabitants.
Finnish Ladies paying tribute to their tradition dressing in colourful gowns
Some honours being awarded to volontairs of the Festival.
Performances of the Silver (Joni) - Golden (Ann-Marie) - Primus Ikaalinen (Idoia) Award Winners and the groups "Tango Resurrection" and "Byrac Band".
...and for your security....of course with tradition!
Thank you for being with us online during the Sata-Häme Soi Festival - See you next year from 26th of June until the 2nd of July 2006. A special thank you to all the staff of the Festival Organization, the Finnish Ministery for Foreign Affairs for inviting Accordions Worldwide to cover the event and especially to the head committee of the Festival:
from Holdaalso to Riitta Liisa Myllymäki (journalist & Holda's guide)
Do you want to see more pictures of the competitors and artists?- Visit www.satahamesoi.fi