Christmas holiday

Christmas holiday

Christmas holiday is a great time for the traditional Christmas children stories of the Father Christmas or Santa Claus.  They are well known here in Finland; the story goes that the Santa Claus lives in the Santa Claus territory that is in the far north Tundra Mountains of the Arctic Circle of Lapland.

Santa Claus is known worldwide as a generous Father Christmas that brings good cheer and happiness to the children of the world. There are conditions to the generous spirit of Father Christmas, and the conditions are to do good and always demonstrate good will with actions.


Inside the Arctic Circle is a village called Santa Claus Village, it is located at the outskirt of Rovaniemi city and Santa Claus welcomes children and adult visitors from all over the world each year at the Santa Claus Village at Rovaniemi.
Santa Claus welcomes children and adult visitors from all over the world each year at the Santa Claus Village at Rovaniemi. The Santa Claus Village has many activities and Santa Claus Christmas related themes and buildings. Visitors can also send mail to Santa using the special postmark from the Santa Claus Post Office t Santa Claus village Rovaniemi.

 

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The children of Finland know the story where Santa’s home is located, and where Santa spends most of his time between seasons preparing presents for the children of the world and looking after the reindeer and other birds and mammals of the tundra mountains and Taiga forests of Lapland. The favoured tundra mountain of Santa is said to be a tundra called the Ear-Tundra, or “Korvatunturi” in the local Finnish language in the town of Savukoski, or smoky rapids.
The Savukoski town is located in the far north of Finland in Lapland. Lapland is well known for the many reindeer that live there in the winter wonderland, Santa is said to like many reindeer as his team and they are his favourite transport when he visits children during the Christmas season.

In Finland the Finnish families celebrate St. Lucia’s Day, as do many other Scandinavian countries also. In Finland the Finnish families celebrate St. Lucia’s Day, as do many other Scandinavian countries. The celebration of Christmas occurs from December 24th to the 26th.

Christmas Kitchen

Christmas holiday season preparation starts early, usually several weeks during the advent season, homes are prepared, some people like to do Christmas cleaning of their homes similar to the spring cleaning during the spring season when the household is organized and things put in an order for everyone’s delight. Baking is also a big part of traditional Christmas, pies, cookies and bread are baked, casseroles are very popular and part of the traditional ethnic cuisine if Finland, casseroles of turnips, carrot, potato and kidney. Also other casseroles and baked hams, baked and smoked fish prepared in advance, it all makes a whole lot of sense, like any other celebrations it is for everybody to take part in, including the mum cook or kitchen staff. Other casseroles and baked hams, baked and smoked fish prepared in advance, it all makes a whole lot of sense, like any other celebrations it is for everybody to take part in, including the mum cook or kitchen staff. By preparing food in advance it makes kitchen chores much easier for several days during the Christmas holiday season. There are many traditional family Christmas custom’s, menu dishes and cuisine for the Christmas eve dinner in Finland. Unlike some other western customs the main celebration meal is a Christmas Eve dinner on the Christmas eve. The Christmas day lunch is not so significant as the previous eve dinner, very different customs to the other cultures where the Christmas day luncheon becomes a the main celebration. Christmas traditions in Finland have become known to over 140 countries largely because of a traditional event that has occurred every year, save one, since the mid-1300’s.

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The children of Finland know the story where Santa’s home is located, and where Santa spends most of his time preparing presents for the children of the world and looking after the reindeer and other birds and mammals of the tundra mountains and Taiga forests of Lapland. The favoured tundra mountain of Santa is said to be a tundra called the Ear-Tundra, or “Korvatunturi” in the local Finnish language in the town of Savukoski, or smoky rapids. Lapland is well known for the many reindeer that live there in the winter wonderland, Santa is said to like many reindeer as his team and they are his favourite transport when he visits children during the Christmas season.
In the city of Turku, in southern Finland, the people gather just before noon. After the Turku Cathedral Bell strikes twelve, the Declaration of Christmas Peace is read.

The Declaration of Christmas Peace

Tomorrow, God willing, is the graceful celebration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour; and thus is declared a peaceful Christmas time to all, by advising devotion and to behave otherwise quietly and peacefully, because he who breaks this peace and violates the peace of Christmas by any illegal or improper behaviour shall under aggravating circumstances be guilty and punished according to what the law and statutes prescribe for each and every offence separately. Finally, a joyous Christmas feast is wished to all inhabitants of the city. A joyous Christmas feast is wished to all inhabitants of the city.

This Finnish Christmas tradition is so well known that it is broadcast over all the radio airwaves and some TV channels. The ceremony ends with a flourish as the trumpets play the National Anthem. A joyous Christmas feast is wished to all inhabitants of the city.  Christmas holiday season can be a meaningful quality family time for sharing.
Visit Arctic Finland website for more information on the Christmas traditions in Finland.

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