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. […]

Midsummer in Helsinki

Happy Midsummer or Hyvää Juhannusta, as the Finns would say! Apart from Christmas, Midsummer is the biggest celebration of the year. If you’re in Helsinki you’ll undoubtedly notice how quiet the city is, as many of the locals are away at their summer cottages in the woods and islands around Finland. Here are a few […]

A Land of One Million Saunas

A Finnish Cultural Institution Experiencing a Finnish sauna is the best (and hottest!) way to start your adventure in Finland. The only Finnish word to have entered the English vocabulary, sauna is an important part of Finnish culture, tradition and everyday life. The age-old tradition still has an important role in the lives of most […]

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