Hanko (Finland): 24-27 August, 2017
Le Petit Festival Hanko 2017, Finland
Water is the messenger of life, the whisper of Being, and the voice of perpetual change.
– Mi Alexandra Grönlund, Finland
Hanko’s history is intertwined with the history of seafaring, and Hankoniemi as a berth was mentioned for the first time in the late thirteenth century. From the fifteenth century on, Pike’s Gut (Hauensuoli), a narrow strait between two islands, was used as a harbour. The rocks of the islands are covered with people’s names and coats of arms, carved by seamen while they waited for more favourable winds.