Acrylic Fridge Magnet with the Flag of Finland
The flag of Finland is designed on a white background with a blue cross on it. The blue color on the flag is said to signify the large number of lakes and the huge expanse of sky of Finland and the white color stands for the winter snow. The flag was created after independence of Finland from Russia because many Finns who were patriotic wanted a unique flag for their country. In the remembrance of your trip to Finland, you can have this delightful acrylic fridge magnet in the shape of the flag of Finland.
Finnish Festivities and Traditions
The culture and traditions observed in the Finland are very distinct and they have a strong impact on the lives of Finnish people. The holidays are almost the same as of the Western Christian calendar, which shows the presence and hold of Christians for a thousand-year period in this region. The Finnish Midsummer brings a number of festivals including Juhannus. A large number of Finns stay outside in mokki - most likely around any of the lakes. A bonfire is also arranged with is accompanied by several other events including programs for singing and dancing. Besides this, at several places, special arrangements are made for showing magic tricks. Urban myths and common legends are also a part of such events.
The Finnish Christmas, just like other countries, follows traditional Christmas trees. However, their holiday season begins on 23rd December. The Christmas Eve is dedicated for gifts and the arrival of Santa Claus. Typically, the traditional meal is only made for the Christmas day, which is followed by Sauna. The holiday season ends on 26th, right after the St. Stephen's Day.
Winter Sports in Northern Finland
During the winter months, you can see the large snow castle that has an ice hotel, which is built every year in the Kemi town area. You can also see the northern lights or Aurora Borealis as they are known in Finnish in the Rovaniemi area. Tourists who visit the north of the country during the winter months can also enjoy reindeer sleighs that are driven by the Sami people. In downhill resorts like Levi and many ski tracks that are cross-country, you can also ski. Ice hockey is a popular winter sport and many people love to see ice yachting and skating during the long winter months. As most lakes are frozen, ice fishing is also a popular sport.
Accommodation in Finland
Accommodation in Finland is fairly expensive, but you can find many large hotels charging a cheaper rate to customers during weekends and the summer season. Local hotel chains like Finlandia and Sokos and the rapidly growing Omena chain offer hotel services that are comparatively cheap when you book online. If you do not have a large budget for accommodation then youth hostels are a good way to save money. The Finnish youth hostel association has a large network spread throughout the country and dorm beds cost around EUR20 per person per night. Many of these hostels also provide private rooms at a little extra price. To get a taste of Finland's scenery, a very good option is to rent a cottage near the shore of the lake. This is a good bet in the summers as you can enjoy the breathtaking view but also during the winters, you can stay in cottages near Lapland's ski resorts.