Tove Jansson, author of Moomin books.  These books are a big part of the Finnish cultural heritage, much like Mickey Mouse here.

Tove Jansson August 1914 – 27 June was a Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. Jansson is best known as the author of the Moomin books for children.

Lingonberries are common throughout Finland

In Search of the Perfect Lingonberry: An historic midwest restaurant and popular tourist destination has long been one of the nation’s largest importers of Swedish lingonberries, and it just got better.

February 28: Kalevala Day is a Finnish cultural celebration. The Kalevala, a collection of epic folk poetry, was collected by Finnish folklorist Elias Lönnrot and is now considered the national saga of Finland.

February Kalevala Day is a Finnish cultural celebration. The Kalevala, a collection of epic folk poetry, was collected by Finnish folklorist Elias Lönnrot and is now considered the national saga of Finland.

Finland is located in Northern Europe, Finlandis a Nordic Country, about half the size of Sweden. It is a safe country with much to offer. The people of Finlandare called Finns but in their own culture and language they refer themselves as Suomalaiset. Swedish and Finnish are the two national languages of Finland.

If there's one place that is synonymous with Christmastime, it has to be Lapland, the snowy, wintery home of reindeer, Santa and the Northern Lights!

Korvapuusti, unique Finnish cinnamon roll.

It's Cinnamon Bun Day in Sweden today. Cinnamon Bun Day was established in or 16 years ago, when Swedish Home Baking Council (Hembakningsrådet) came up with

Fried Baltic herring is a popular and wholesome Finnish dish.

Fried Baltic herring is a popular and wholesome Finnish dish. It is usually accompanied with boiled or mashed potatoes.

Finnish Alphabet and Language – Finnish Culture for kids #finnish #finland #culture #learning #teaching http://dinolingo.com/blog/2013/09/27/finnish-alphabet-and-language-finnish-culture-for-kids/#.VS9r9_msWWw

Recommend totally removing the black frame so this industrial, tactile (raised panels A O and W) board picture, is seen as it should be i. industrial in style. Put it on your wall or make it a coffee table top either as is or under glass.

Prehistoric red ochre painted rock art, Astuvansalmi, Finland

Astuvansalmi prehistoric rock paintings (moose, human figures and a boat) in Ristiina, Finland

Students on Helsinki's Esplanadi wearing their caps on Vappu.

Vappu / of May.

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