BLOGMAS DAY 6 | 10 Random Facts About Finland

Happy Independence Day Finland!

Some of you may not know that I'm from Finland. So to celebrate this day I have collected some random facts about Finland/Finnish people and at the same time you get to know me/my culture in a way. Enjoy :)


  • On the Finnish Independence evening there is a Presidential Independence Day reception help for approximately 2000 invited guests at the Presidential Palace. The event is informally know as Linnanjuhlat (the Castle Ball) and is broadcast on national television.
  • Finnish people drink three to four cups of coffee every day and are considered the most prolific coffee drinkers in the world.
  • There are more saunas than cars in Finland.
  • Finland is called the land of a thousand lakes as there are exactly 187,888 lakes in the country
  • Students must study these following languages at school: Finnish, Swedish and English 
  • There's a resort in Finland where you can sleep in a glass igloo and watch the Northern Lights.
  • Santa Claus (known as Joulupukki or "Yule Goat" in Finland) lives in a house that's built right on top of the Arctic circle in the northern province of Lappland. The Santa Claus Post Office (address: Santa Claus, Santa Claus Main Post Office, FI-96930 Arctic Circle, FINLAND) receives about 700,000 letters every year from children all around the world.
  • Mobile phone throwing is an actual sport in Finland.
  • The creators of the app Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment, are from Finland.
  • And finally: Epäjärjestelmällistyttämättömyydelläänsäkäänköhän is an actual word as Finns use a lot of conjoined words. For example wardrobe, refrigerator and safe are "clothes closet", "ice closet" and "cash closet" (vaatekaappi, jääkaappi, kassakaappi)

See images below for some more Finnish lessons!


Anu


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