Published On: Wed, Dec 6th, 2017

Norway wanted to give Finland a mountain as a gift on its 100th birthday!

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People from all over the world have a tradition of giving and receiving gifts on birthdays so why should countries be left out? But what can one country gift another on its birthday? Well a mountain ofcourse! Atleast that was the plan when Norway wanted to gift its neighbor a mountain on Finland’s 100th birthday.

This year marks the centennial of Finnish independence as the country broke free from Russia on December 6, 1917. And Norway tried to give its Nordic sibling a mountain as a spectacular birthday present.

The mountain of Halti which is only just on the Norwegian side of the border in Lapland would have become the highest point in Finland had the process taken place. Erna Solberg rejected the proposal on the grounds that it was too legally contentious, according to the Independent.

Countries around the world will also mark a century of Finnish independence, with light displays in blue and white – Finland’s national colours – at landmarks including Rome’s Colosseum, Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer and Canada’s Niagara Falls.

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