Juhannus (Midsummer) 2020

What is the biggest holiday in Finland? Christmass, Easter?…Nah. Juhannus or Midsummer is the most anticipated holiday in Finland. It is very probable that you also celebrate Midsummer in your country or something similar to it. However, in Finland, the celebration goes way different from what you may expect. Officially Juhannus can be called Midsummer, Nightless Night, White Night, unofficially it is known as the Finnish Madness, the Sauna-And-Beer-Day or Cottage Party Day. FINNISH MIDSUMMER: TRUTH OR FALSE. RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY OR BOOZE-UP? TRUTH. Juhannus has pagan roots. This holiday goes back to the days when ancient Finns believed in the…

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