Memorial to the Rune Singers from Suojärvi

1930's. Jehkilä. Memorial to the Rune Singers

The memorial to the Rune Singers was unveiled in the Jehkilä Village near the Leppäniemi Local History Museum on July 22, 1934. The inscription on monument said:

”In memory of the Suojärvi rune singer and old spiritual culture

O'er the meadows and the mountains,
To awaken song and gladness
In the forests of Wainola,
On the snowy plains of Suomi.

Karelia Cultural Society erected this monument in 1934”

The fate of the monument is unknown since the Winter War.

Translation of Kalevala’s rune by John Martin Crawford