Midsummer is celebrated in Finland on the weekend following the 19th of June. The traditions of Midsummer go back hundreds of years. In the olden times, people celebrated the god of weather “Ukko” during Midsummer, hoping for good harvest and fertility.
Moomins, Santa and Angry Birds – activity parks, Finnish style
How about spending a day with the one and only Santa? Or going on a stroll around magical Moominvalley or an adventure in the Angry Birds world? Activity and adventure parks are scattered around Finland, and all have something unique to offer.
Because of the long, cold winter Finns celebrate their summer very passionately. Some go to music festivals, others are sailing among the coastal islands or enjoying slow life at their summer cottages. For three brief - but oh, so sweet! - months, the temperatures soar high and the sun does not set at all.