Wednesday December 4, 2013
Oh, how nice. What's Glögg? It's a popular Scandinavian Christmas drink, with a base of wine, brandy, and spices - the most popular alcoholic drink at Scandinavian Christmas markets.
Of course, enjoying it with the local Christmas market atmosphere makes it taste even better. But you can make it anywhere really. This weekend would be a great opportunity to make some (you can also make it a day early and then reheat the wine). Not sure how to make it? There's an easy Glögg Recipe that shows you how, with just a few ingredients and merely 5 minutes of prep time.
Sunday December 1, 2013
Did you know there's a guided tour of Santa Claus' origins, complete with reindeer rides and Santa's village, in the Lapland region of Finland? The Santa Claus Family Safari is a popular 5-hour guided tour available in English and Finnish and includes lunch and three types of transportation (bus, reindeer sled, snowmobile/skidoo).
The popular Santa Claus tour is getting ready for another great winter - the tour runs from December through April starting and ending in the town of read more...
Friday November 29, 2013
Don't be surprised when on December 6, businesses remain closed in Finland. December 6 is Independence Day in Finland and as such, is celebrated as a national holiday.
In the past 15-20 years, Finns have begun to mark their Independence Day with window decorations in stores, public flag displays and other patriotic decorative items in the blue and white of the Finnish flag. There are a few local events - most with free admission - announced locally.
Tuesday November 26, 2013
Hanukkah in Scandinavia is a well-known Jewish celebration - the Festival of Lights is a major annual event for those of Jewish belief in Scandinavia.
You will find that if you spend Hanukkah/Chanukah in Scandinavia, both locals and visitors there celebrate this Jewish holiday according to well-known traditions, with prayers, candles, and in song. Find out more about celebrating Hanukkah in Scandinavia here.