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    Finnish Christmas

    Here all about Finnish Christmas.

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    Hello Myy79 and welcome! Can you tell us about Christmas in Finland? What makes it extra special for you? What are your customs?

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    Smile

    Yeah, I'd also like to know. And Myy79

    Merry Snowy Christmas
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    Thank you for your warm welcome.

    Well, here Finland christmastime starts after first advent. Usually then people starts to put lights outside and windows. But i think here we enjoy christmas mostly in christmasdays.

    Here santa claus comes in christmas eve, so that day is THE day. In my family, we go to the sauna at first in morning and after that we eat riceporridge with plumsoup. at midday we listen to radio or watch tv, when there starts reclaim of christmaspeace. After that we bring christmastree inside and start to decorate it.

    In evening there is christmasdinner with many finnish traditionell christmasfood. After that we go to the sauna again and after that comes santa claus. Then we have coffee or tee or "glögi" and look presents we got and having a nice time with our family.

    In first christmasday we spend time inside watching tv, listening radio and having fun with our family. in 3rd christmasday (tapaninpäivä in Fnnish) is usually day, when we are having visitors or we are going to visit some friends or relatives.

    This is just how we have Christmas in our family, but i think it is same kind many other families too.

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    This is so lovely
    So in Finland is usual that people have sauna?

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    :holly:

    I'd love to have a sauna of my own

    Merry Snowy Christmas
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    Greetings from Eastern Finland too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emilia View Post
    Greetings from Eastern Finland too!
    Hi Emilia

    Merry Snowy Christmas
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIATIA View Post
    Hi Emilia
    Hi there! And thank you.

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    Hi you Emilia and katsuja! nice to have other Finnish people here! maybe we know each other at Finnish Christmas forum?

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