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”. […]

Ice Hockey in Helsinki – The Helsingin Jokerit

There’s no doubt about it – ice hockey rules in Finland.  It’s our national sport, even if unofficially so. It’s fast-paced, at times rough but always exciting, and it’s played out on the ice (which we have a lot of, believe me).  Finnish Passion for Ice Hockey Demanding on its players, it requires real tenacity, […]

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