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The Legend of St. Urho
The Finnish Saint Who Saved Wine Imagine the balmy summer air of Finland and the luscious grapes hanging in clumps from their prospering vines in a northerly vineyard. Sound a bit farcical? It gets better, including an almost biblical plague...
5 Reasons to Celebrate Valentine’s Day The Finnish Way
5 Reasons to Celebrate Valentine’s Day The Finnish Way As January wanes, pretty packages of chocolate, sparkling jewelry, lush flowers, and other gifts fill the shelves with pink and red hues to prepare for Valentine’s Day. But in Finland, Valentine’s...
A Finnish Valentine's Day
Understanding Finns To understand Valentine's Day in Finland you must first understand Finnish behavior. Unlike much of the rest of the world, Finnish people are not touchy or publicly affectionate. Public intimacy may turn Finnish faces red and bring about an uncomfortable feeling....