This Thursday, 40 days from Easter, is Ascension Day in Finland. In this blog, we explain what Ascension Day is. But more importantly, we talk about religious holidays and their relationship to Finnish labor politics.
It’s vappu (May Day) in Finland. In this blog, we talk about May Day celebrations in Finland. We tell you what vappu is and how we celebrate it.
There are plenty of jokes about personal space in Finland. In this blog post we examine if there is any truth to those jokes.
On February 28, Finns celebrate the Kalevala Day. Kalevala is the national epic of Finland. In this blog post, we’ll discuss Kalevala and its’ compiler Elias Lönnrot.
This coming Sunday is Shrove Sunday. The following Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday. In this blog post, we introduce you to Shrovetide traditions in Finland.
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.
It’s again the season when offices start organizing Christmas parties in Finland. This is our little survival guide for the season.
It’s Halloween today. In our blog post this week we talk about Halloween in Finland and its local relative, the All Saints’s Day.