After the Midnight Sun. Lofoten Islands. Norway.
Somebody take me there!!
I went to see Frozen today and it was absolutely adorable and to top that, when I walked out of the cinema it was snowing!! Perfect :D
I asked my lovely friend Lilja to tell me a bit about how Finns celebrate Independence day and she kindly agreed and made this post for me and you :)
Itsenäisyyspäivä, or Independence Day, is a Finnish holiday held to celebrate Finland’s withdrawal from the Russian Republic on 6 December 1917. In the morning, the Finnish flag is raised on Tähtitorninmäki in Helsinki. The holiday is a quiet one, however. There are only a few local events held in different cities. However, the University of Tampere holds a candlelight procession each year, from the University to Kalevankankaan hautausmaa, and afterwards, meets back in the city centre and the day is ended with a firework display.
There is also a broadcast of Linnanjuhlat, which is held at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, and there are often over 2000 guests invited. These include the knights of the Mannerheim Cross, members of the Parliament, judges, military high officers, previous presidents, and guests of the current president’s own choosing, typically entertainers and sportsmen.