Independence Day

Happy Independence Day Finland!  December 6th marks Finland’s anniversary of independence and the day is celebrated across the country with both joy and solemnity. Independence Day Traditions The occasion is typically marked by church services and tributes at war memorials. In continuation of a wartime tradition, candles are lit in the windows at 6 pm. […]

Love & Anarchy – Helsinki International Film Festival 2019

Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy 19.- 29.9.2019 Finland’s leading film festival, the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, presents its 32nd edition in September 2019. Over the years, the 11-day event has established itself as the country’s top platform for new, daring and alternative cinema. HIFF is known and loved […]

Linnanmäki Amusement Park

Linnanmäki amusement park offers visitors to Helsinki a family-oriented fun-filled day out.  Located in the Alppila quarter of Helsinki, the park was built in 1950 and is popular with locals and tourists alike.    Parking space is limited at the park, so it is best to use public transportation to get there. Both trams and buses […]

Urban Festivals in Helsinki

Every year there are many music festivals taking place in Finland, and several interesting festivals happen right here in urban Helsinki. Flow Festival Flow Festival, the hippest festival in Finland, takes place from the 9th to the 11th of August, 2019 in the historic power plant area of Suvilahti in central Helsinki. The past few […]

Valentine’s Day in Helsinki

It isn’t Valentines’ Day – it’s Friendship Day For everyone who cringes at the thought of Valentine’s Day, this is a post that will bring you some relief. Finland does not celebrate Valentine’s Day. Nope, no Cupid shooting arrows at lovelorn ladies and gents here.  Instead, the Finns celebrate Ystävänpäivä, which translates into “Friendship Day”. […]

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