The Finn-Fact

Everyday is a great day to learn something new, and as we are surrounded by lots of information so I will keep my eyes open to anything new that I learn or I find funny, interesting or remarkable about Finland and Finnish Society.

FF.1: 26.03.2013 Did you know that in Finland you don’t get nationality by being born there? You only acquired it if your mother is Finnish or if your father is Finnish married to a non-Finn or if a Finn man recognises the paternity of the child.
FF.2: 30.03.2013 Did you know that when Christmas is coming Tonttu (a little elf) comes to watch how children behave and then tell Santa? I just discovered today and I think it was super cute.
FF.3: 24.07.2013 Did you know that in Finland there is no She/He? It is a bit confusing to talk about people without gender and it’s even more confusing if you cannot tell by the name if that person is boy or girl .
FF.4: 26.07.2013 Did you know that in Finland when you have hiccup they tell you to think about berries? Mysteriously it stops! Has to be some kind of Lapland magic .
FF.5: 28.07.2013 Did you know that in Finland you can have your baby baptized home? The priest comes to you home and you have the ceremony there.
FF.6: 16.10.2013 Did you know that in Finland the same word goes for stranger and guest ? It’s the word Vieras and I think it tell quite much about the Finnish culture.
FF.7: 23.10.2013 Did you know that in Finland people put a special candelabra at the window during Christmas? It means people is welcome home, and its name Joulukynttelikkö.
FF.8: 29.10.2013 Did you know that in Finland there is an evil version of Santa Claus? It is called Nuuttipukki and is represented as a goat-man that lives in the forest and punish bad kids in the Christmast Eve Night! Brace yourselves and behave nicely this year!.
FF.9: 06.11.2013 Did you know that in Finland during Christmas people drink special drink called Glögi? It is a mixed of red wine, sugar, spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and bitter orange. Usually served hot and with raisins and almonds.
FF.10: 14.02.2014 Did you know that in Finland Valentines Day is the friends day? You congratulate your partner but also celebrate your friendship with your close ones.
FF.11: 10.04.2014 Did you know that in Finland during Easter kids dress up like witches and ask for candy while giving a colourful willow branch?.
FF.12: 15.05.2014 Did you know that in Finland babies don’t have official name until they are baptised? Meanwhile you refer to them as “baby” and it’s very rude to ask the name.
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