May Day in Finland – Finnish Spring Carnival

May Day in Finland – Finnish Spring Carnival

There are a couple of ways you can experience a Finnish carnival. The biggest party happens when Finland wins the ice-hockey world championship. Unfortunately, the next time for that is quite difficult to foretell. Luckily, there's an annual holiday called vappu which...

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6 Funny Finnish Easter Traditions

6 Funny Finnish Easter Traditions

Finnish Easter is a big holiday, but not necessary as religious as it originally was back in the day. With this occasion, Finns mix pagan traditions with family time and some religious aspects. Easter is certainly a long weekend which cuts the spring nicely in half....

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Finnish New Year’s Traditions are Effortless and Fun

Finnish New Year’s Traditions are Effortless and Fun

I don't know who created the traditions of the Finnish New Year, but I'm pretty sure it was one very tired parent due to the Christmas hassle. In my opinion, New Year is the most no-fuss occasion of the year, and I'd guess most people like it that way, I certainly do....

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5 Finnish Independence Day Traditions You Should Know

5 Finnish Independence Day Traditions You Should Know

Finns celebrate Independence Day on 6th December. The highlight of this national holiday is staying at home and watching TV. Now I can hear you say Whaaaaat! To explain this, I have to start a bit further. November and December are joyful months in Finland. Besides...

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7 Reasons why Finland is the Land of Sports Nuts

7 Reasons why Finland is the Land of Sports Nuts

Finland is the home country of sports enthusiasts. As many other countries have a few big sports that people are crazy about, the situation in Finland is a bit different. Also, for a non-Finn, it might seem that Finns aren’t particularly sporty, at least based on...

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