Today we celebrate Independence Day in Finland, but we don’t really celebrate with fireworks or parades.
We celebrate by lighting candles, spending time with family, and watching on TV how the president hosts an annual party for all kinds of important people (ranging from war veterans to politicians to musicians).
For me, the day has been about peace and quiet, and my grandfather’s birthday. I know some countries celebrate independence with huge spectacles and parties, but our way fits the cold and dark we have in Finland around this time. It’s good preparation for relaxing for Christmas.
This is a very short post but I still wanted to drop by and wish you all a great day, whether you’re in Finland or not.
And to all Finns: Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää!