Juhannus is closing up, and if you are in Finland, chances are that you already have a plan for what to do. What is Juhannus? Juhannus is the longest day of the year. You can say that this is the second biggest holiday – head to head with Vappu – for the Finns, after Christmas. The longest day of the year, Juhannus, looks exactly like…
Topic: Events in Finland
The summer in mid and northern Europe is a lot shorter than we’d like. The temperatures aren’t as high as in the south, but at least this is compensated with very long days. In order to get the batteries reloaded after the winter, let’s check out what’s the best that the summer in Finland has to offer. 1. Take advantage of outdoor activities Summer in…
If you are in Finland right now you will notice that everyone is excited, and some are thrilled out of their minds. The reason is that Vappu is coming. And what is Vappu? It is the spring fest of Finland, the Labour Day and the May Day. I remember how, during my first Vappu, nobody could explain to me very well what it was all…
No gifts, chocolates or flowers for your partner on St. Valentine’s day if you live in Finland. Almost. It works like this in the Nordic (not Scandinavian) country: on Valentine’s day you’ll be looked at suspiciously if you make a great love gesture to your significant other. In Finland, the 14th of February has very little to do with crushes, couples or people in love….