Next year the 70th Jukola relay will be held in Lahti. The competition director Jorma Aherto thanks the organizers of this year’s Jukola for a job well done and wishes that the same nice feel will also be repeated in next years Jukola.
The national author of Finland, Aleksis Kivi, wrote what is regarded as the first significant novel in Finnish. It cannot be understated how important the development of own language was for building Finnish national identity. The language used by Kivi in his novel “Seven Brothers” is Finnish at its most beautiful.