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Christmas Around the World, Europe, Finland

Lapland Linz I spent one year in Finland when I was 17 years old, visiting family and learning the langugae and cusotms that I had heard about during my childhood. I was very homesick during the holiday season, and could only think about going home, not celebrating. My cousin knew this and invited me to

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Santa does NOT live at the North Pole!

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Finland

Santa does NOT live at the North Pole! jhyrsky Lots of people seem to be unaware of the fact that Santa lives in Finnish Lapland. At the foot of a distant fell called Korvatunturi in Finnish (Ear Fell in English), Santa has his village where he lives with his wife and hundreds of elves, who

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Christmas in Finland

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Finland

Christmas in Finland H.E. Christmas begins at the night of the 23rd after the kids have gone to bed. Adults stay up late drinking coffee, making food, decorating and organizing so that when children wake up early the next day, the house is clean and smells good. Kids wake up before dawn, open their calendars

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