You probably have seen the normally colorful overalls that we students wear here in Finland. And the way we love to sew patched in theme (or maybe the sewing part isn’t our favorite part). You might have even bought yourself a pair of ones, from us or someone else and if you haven’t you can still buy (at least from us).
Different parts of Finnish culture, strange or even unbelievable.
There are probably as many ways of celebrating Midsummer [juhannus] as there are countries, or probably even more.
You might have heard about Vappu? Vappu is International Labor day, May Day, 1st of May. In Finland it's a big celebration for students and workers.
Today I will introduce you the finnish food culture. I don’t know if I’m the most qualified person for this, but I guess you’ll judge that!
For us Finns Moomins are very close to our heart, at least for me. The first time I met the Moomins on the TV. It was the “Muumilaakson tarinoita” (Stories from the Moominworld), series that Japanese had done. I don’t know how old I was, maybe something like 3? Less? But I do remember that it was my favorite TV show. As long as I can remember also my parents liked to watch it with me. That’s very understandable, I would still love to watch it all over and over again. I could do that by watching the VHS tapes where we recorded the episodes so that I could watch them whenever I wanted.
The day of the loving couples is alreadyhere! The day when you give a box of chocolates to your boyfriend/girlfriend or even to your crush. Or is that how it works in Finland?