May Day in Finland

May Day in Finland

The May Day (in Finnish: Vappu) is a big national holiday to celebrate work in Finland. On the Eve of May Day especially young people and students are out partying. On May Day, people flock to the streets, enjoy brunch in a restaurant or if, by some miracle, there is...

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Finnish Dating ABC

Finnish Dating ABC

Oh, these tips about Finland dating are pure gold to you if you have a crush on a Finnish man or woman!  As a Finnish woman, I am so happy to help my readers to understand Finnish culture and what to expect. There is always room for more love!  If you need advice...

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Learn the Secrets to Making Finnish Friends

Learn the Secrets to Making Finnish Friends

Making friends as an adult is difficult. Making Finnish friends as an adult seems even more difficult. But why? Two of the reasons are universal: Most adults have already built their social circle. Many feel that they have enough friends. There's only a little amount...

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Quick Guide to Dating Finnish Women

Quick Guide to Dating Finnish Women

Dating Finnish women has the potential to change your life! It may be the starting point of a happy adventure. I'm too curious not to ask: Do you already have a crush on someone particular? Or are you just making a research in general about dating Finnish women?...

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10 Awesome Life Lessons from Moomins

10 Awesome Life Lessons from Moomins

Life lessons are a beautiful thing, you can find them in the most peculiar places. Like from the Moomin Valley. Many countries have a world famous fairytale character - Danes have Little Mermaid, Swedes have Pippi Longstocking, Belgians have Tintin, and we Finns have...

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Easy Rules to Finnish Small Talk

Easy Rules to Finnish Small Talk

Finnish small talk leaves you speechless (pun intended)! You might even think that there is no concept of small talk in Finland. In fact, I think you might be right. Many Finnish people believe that Hello and How are you? are enough for small talk and then we can...

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The Complete Guide to Finnish Breakfast

The Complete Guide to Finnish Breakfast

Put your pain au chocolat or Lucky Charms aside, here comes Finnish breakfast! What are Finns eating at their breakfast? The most significant difference between Finnish and many other breakfasts is that Finns rarely eat anything especially sweet, like pastries or...

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How Good Sports Skills People Have in Finland?

How Good Sports Skills People Have in Finland?

To understand how good sports skills Finnish people have, we have to talk a bit about playing sports in Finland. As I have told before, Finnish people love sports. Considering overall media exposure, especially loved sports are ice hockey, Formula One, and skiing. You...

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