19.12.2018

Sea­son's Gree­tings and Hap­py JYU Year

Sea­son's Gree­tings and Hap­py JYU Year

Reh­to­ri Kei­jo Hä­mä­läi­sen jou­lu­ter­veh­dys

Esitän kauniit kiitokset erinomaisesta työstä vuonna 2018 Jyväskylän yliopiston opiskelijoille, henkilöstölle ja kumppaneille sekä toivotan rauhallista joulunaikaa ja mitä parhainta uutta vuotta! 
Joulutervehdyksiin varatun rahasumman olemme lahjoittaneet Hyvä joulumieli -keräykseen.

Sea­son’s Gree­tings from Rec­tor Kei­jo Hä­mä­läi­nen

I want to thank the students, staff and partners of the University of Jyväskylä for their excellent work in 2018. 
I wish you all a peaceful Christmas and a pleasant new year! 
We have donated the sum reserved for Christmas greeting to the Good Holiday Spirit campaign of the Finnish Red Cross.

Hyvä joulumieli -keräystunnus 2018


Tie­sit­kö että...

...koulujen kuusijuhlaperinne sai alkunsa Jyväskylän seminaarista. Seminaarin juhlasali jouluasussaan, joulukuusi koristeineen ja ohueen lankaan pujotetut pumpulipallot ikkunoissa ovat olleet mallina monen suomalaisen koululuokan ja kodin joulukoristelulle. Kuvassa Liia ja Nooa Walker koristavat yliopiston päärakennuksen joulukuusta.

Did you know...

...the model for a traditional school Christmas celebration was started at the Jyväskylä Teacher Seminary (founded in 1863)?
The way we decorate a tree, just like Liia and Nooa Walker in the photo, the festivities hall and windows with wintery ornaments are all copied from the way they used to do it in our Seminarium Festival Hall. Also many of the traditional Christmas carols, such as Silent Night were sung in Finnish for the first time at the Seminary, and many others were invented based on Finnish Folk tunes and new lyrics, like Joulupuu on rakennettu.

The Jyväskylä Teacher Seminary spread the traditions of school Christmas celebrations, including the traditional Tiernapojat Christmas play, throughout Finland. Once the teachers graduated from the Seminary, they took the traditions to their village schools, and from the schools the traditions eventually spread to peoples' homes and community, becoming the way we celebrate Christmas in Finland even today. Even Santa Claus (Joulupukki) as we know him today first appeared at the Seminarium Christmas - no longer a scary Krampus-like figure, but a friendly Santa, the friend of children.

Photo Inka Pasanen and Leevi Sorri.

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