Category: Finnish traditions

Finnish women make marriage proposals on February 29th

Romantic relationships amongst Finns are something we already looked at from different perspectives. For instance, we talked about the Winter Relationships – boyfriends or girlfriends that last only for the coldest months of the year -, and we’ve told you about the “Carrying the wife race” competition. Following this line, we want to introduce you to another – quite cool in my opinion – Finnish…



Public Saunas in Helsinki (and Finland’s oldest)

If you go to Finland I’m pretty sure you’d like to go to a real Finnish sauna. If you never visited one we encourage you to try this Finnish tradition – and this enjoyment – because, if there is a word in the Finnish language that has consistently made it abroad and you already know, it’d be “sauna”. Imagine the cultural significance behind this achievement….



No shoes at home in Finland

Not only Japanese people remove their shoes when they walk into a home: Finnish people do so too. To everyone who isn’t used to remove their shoes at the entrances of the houses – like me – this is quite shocking. I went to Finland at the end of a summer, and it was then when I learned about this tradition. I must admit that…



A letter to Santa Claus: how to do it and his address

When you want to write a letter to Santa Claus, you have to take into account that he is a busy man. We all know he lives in Lapland, specifically in Rovaniemi, where you can go and visit him in his office. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus in their Lapland house. Source (CC: by)If Lapland is too far away for you this year, but you…



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