This coming Sunday is Shrove Sunday. The following Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday. In this blog post, we introduce you to Shrovetide traditions in Finland.
This is the season you might run into lines of slogan-decorated trucks carrying rowdy students. Do you know what those are all about? In this blog post, we’ll explain some of the traditional celebrations that take place in Finnish upper secondary schools (lukio) this time of the year.
February 6th is the Sámi National Day. Here we we tell you what is the significance of February 6 for the Sámi and give you a short introduction to the Sámi in Finland.
Next week is Runeberg’s Day in Finland. In this blog post we tell you who he was, and why he has his own day. We also tell you why you should also know his wife Fredrika Runeberg. And no, it’s not just for the Runeberg Day pastries.
When foreigners in Finland are asked what they appreciate most in Finland, Finnish nature is often at or near the top of the list. In this blog post, we’ll introduce a few easy ways for you to get more familiar with it.
Are you and your children permanent residents in Finland? Is your child turning seven this year? In that case, your child will be starting first grade in Finland this fall. Our blog gives you an idea what that means.
The new year always brings legislative changes in Finland. These changes affect Finnish residents in a variety of ways. In this blog post, we’ll look at some that may affect you the most.
Christmas is next week and people are busy cooking. In this blog post, we talk about traditional Finnish Christmas foods. It includes a link to a downloadable free recipe booklet.
Tomorrow on December 13 is Saint Lucy’s Day. In this blog post, we tell you what it is and how we Finns celebrate Saint Lucy’s Day.
December 6 is the Finnish Independence Day. In this blog post, we take a look at the Finnish Independence Day celebrations. We’ll try to explain why they are the way they are, quite solemn and subdued.