The Surprising Truth about Finland

It's not that suprising! Cause we actually have a very high education level and stuff but everybody thinks that we're just a random country where's nothing else than woods.

Suomen kesää parhaimmillaan. Finnish summer at its best - fresh potatoes #food #Finland

Suomen kesää parhaimmillaan – Finnish summer at its best!

Finnish vihta (vasta in Eastern Finland), made of birch. It is used in traditional sauna-bathing for massage and stimulation of the skin.

A traditional Finnish way to improve your health! Get a sauna, and gently beat your friends with branches of a birch tree!

Finland Sami

Sami people

Today is Sami National Day, a day of celebration and recognition of the Sami people, an indigenous community who live across northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia.

It's a summertime thing in Finland to wash your rag rugs outside by the lake // Maton pesulla

It's a summertime thing in Finland to wash your rag rugs outside by the lake. if you had a Finnish mother.

Finnish Birch Basket

Vintage Finnish Chip Basket / Finland Wood Chip by CenturyTrader,

Vintage travel poster - no wonder my Finnish relatives ended up in Minnnesota!

Finland - The country of lakes Quickest and cheapest route via Hamburg and Lubeck with Express-Steamer of the Finland LIne

The Kalevala, Epic of the Finnish people.

The Kalevala: Epic of the Finnish People by Eino Friberg. A splendid collection of the mythology of Finland.

Tuomaanristi (St Thomas Cross) - traditional Finnish Christmas decoration

Tuomaanristi St Thomas Cross In Finland December is St Thomas Day, the day St Thomas brings Joulu to the homes in Finland, marking the beginning of the Christmas season. For ancient Finns the.

plates that are based on the Finnish 19th century Kealevala folklore and mythology poetry. Finland

The Kalevala plates of Finland

Arabia Kalevala Annual Plate 1980 The picture shows Väinämöinen weeping, Uvanto in a boat and a big bird with outstretched wings.

During WW II some 70,000 Finnish children (Finnish: sotalapset) were evacuated from Finland to Scandinavia, chiefly to Sweden. Most were evacuated during the Continuation War to ease the situation for their parents who set out to rebuild their homes in the re-conquered Karelia returning from the evacuation of Finnish Karelia. The first surge of evacuees arrived, however, during the Winter War when the Finns had reasons to fear a humanitarian catastrophe following the expected Soviet…

During WW II some Finnish children (Finnish: sotalapset) were evacuated…

Kalevala koru

Vintage bronze pendant Kalevala Koru horses by Andolinaswishes Finland

Räisälä Pendant Plants have symbolised the energy and course of life. This simple decorative plant motif in this piece of jewellery consists of four palmettes resembling palm leaves that have been spread open to form a fan. This form of ornamentation was known in ancient Egypt from where it later found its way to Europe through antiquity. Plant motifs are familiar also in Christian symbolism, where the message conveyed through adornment was important.

Räisälä pendant by Kalevala Koru jewelry. Plants have symbolised the energy and course of life. This simple decorative plant motif in this piece of jewellery consists of four palmettes resembling palm leaves that have been spread open to form a fan.

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