Holidays, Festivals, Festivities  in Finland <ul><li>seasonal </li></ul><ul><li>local </li></ul><ul><li>students </li></ul>
Seasonal Festivities  <ul><li>Uusi vuosi New Year </li></ul><ul><li>Runeberg’s Day: 5 February  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Laskiainen  Shrove Tuesday ”pitkiä pellavia” </li></ul><ul><li>Aprillipäivä April Fool’s Day: 1 April ”aprillia, s...
<ul><li>Palmusunnuntai  Palm Sunday </li></ul><ul><li>Pääsiäinen Easter </li></ul>
<ul><li>Helluntai Whit Sunday (23 May 2010) ”Jos ei heilaa helluntaina, niin ei koko kesänä” </li></ul><ul><li>Vappu MayDa...
<ul><li>Pyhäinpäivä All Saint’s Day </li></ul><ul><li>Isänpäivä Father’s Day: 2nd Sunday November </li></ul><ul><li>First ...
<ul><li>Lucian päivä St. Lucia’s: 13 December Joulupukki Santa Claus </li></ul><ul><li>Jouluaatto Christmas Eve </li></ul>...
Name Day ”Hyvää nimipäivää” <ul><li>Calendar  http://www.finnguide.fi/calendar/namedays.asp </li></ul>
Student’s Festivities <ul><li>Penkkarit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 12 last school day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vanhojen tan...
Weird and Wonderful <ul><li>Wife Carrying World Championships </li></ul><ul><li>in Sonkajärvi </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li...
Yukigassen in Kemijärvi 26 – 28 March 2010  <ul><li>Snowball Fighting Competition http://www.yukigassenfi.aazilla.com/ </l...
Garlic,  strawberries , swamp football, tango… <ul><li>Anything is worth a festival in summertime </li></ul>
<ul><li>Assembly Race for Mobile Saunas </li></ul><ul><li>Mosquito Killing Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Berry Picking World ...
Film festivals <ul><li>Film festivals  midnightsun film festival  http://www.msfilmfestival.fi/ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li><...
For more information <ul><li>Events and Festivals  http://www.visitfinland.com/W5/index.nsf/(pages)/Events </li></ul><ul><...
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Holidays And Festivals In Finland

  1. 1. Holidays, Festivals, Festivities in Finland <ul><li>seasonal </li></ul><ul><li>local </li></ul><ul><li>students </li></ul>
  2. 2. Seasonal Festivities <ul><li>Uusi vuosi New Year </li></ul><ul><li>Runeberg’s Day: 5 February </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Laskiainen Shrove Tuesday ”pitkiä pellavia” </li></ul><ul><li>Aprillipäivä April Fool’s Day: 1 April ”aprillia, syö silliä, juo kuravettä päälle” </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Palmusunnuntai Palm Sunday </li></ul><ul><li>Pääsiäinen Easter </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Helluntai Whit Sunday (23 May 2010) ”Jos ei heilaa helluntaina, niin ei koko kesänä” </li></ul><ul><li>Vappu MayDay ”Hauskaa vappua” </li></ul><ul><li>Äitienpäivä Mother’s Day </li></ul><ul><li>Juhannus Midsummer </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Pyhäinpäivä All Saint’s Day </li></ul><ul><li>Isänpäivä Father’s Day: 2nd Sunday November </li></ul><ul><li>First Advent Sunday Advent Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Independence Day: 6 December President’s Reception </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Lucian päivä St. Lucia’s: 13 December Joulupukki Santa Claus </li></ul><ul><li>Jouluaatto Christmas Eve </li></ul><ul><li>Joulupäivä Christmas Day </li></ul><ul><li>Tapaninpäivä Boxing Day </li></ul><ul><li>Uuden vuoden aatto New Year’s Eve </li></ul>
  8. 8. Name Day ”Hyvää nimipäivää” <ul><li>Calendar http://www.finnguide.fi/calendar/namedays.asp </li></ul>
  9. 9. Student’s Festivities <ul><li>Penkkarit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 12 last school day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vanhojen tanssit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The oldest pupils in school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vappu MayDay </li></ul><ul><li>Last school day in May </li></ul><ul><li>Independence Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 9 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Weird and Wonderful <ul><li>Wife Carrying World Championships </li></ul><ul><li>in Sonkajärvi </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Track 253.5 metres with two water obstacles </li></ul><ul><li>Prize: wife’s weight in beer </li></ul>
  11. 11. Yukigassen in Kemijärvi 26 – 28 March 2010 <ul><li>Snowball Fighting Competition http://www.yukigassenfi.aazilla.com/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Garlic, strawberries , swamp football, tango… <ul><li>Anything is worth a festival in summertime </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Assembly Race for Mobile Saunas </li></ul><ul><li>Mosquito Killing Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Berry Picking World Champion 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Phone Throwing </li></ul><ul><li>Ice Fishing Competition (” only two fish ”) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Film festivals <ul><li>Film festivals midnightsun film festival http://www.msfilmfestival.fi/ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Inari filmijuhlat “Kaamoksen kuvia” http://www.skabmagovat.fi/800en.html </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The screen is made of snow. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. For more information <ul><li>Events and Festivals http://www.visitfinland.com/W5/index.nsf/(pages)/Events </li></ul><ul><li>Finland Festivals http://www.festivals.fi/?/eng/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.destination360.com/europe/finland/events.php </li></ul><ul><li>Special foods </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas in Finland http://finland.fi/xmas/1.html </li></ul><ul><li>weirdest events </li></ul>

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