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Zip Facts about Finland:

  • The famous wife-carrying competition started in Finland, the first country in the world to allow women to vote
  • The sauna is an integral part of the Finnish culture, partaken in the nude, and demands a jump into the lake outside afterwards through a hole in the ice. The most commonly used Finnish word in the English language is “sauna”
  • In the months of June and July in Finland, “the Land of the Midnight Sun”, the sun shines for 24 hours a day
  • Finland is the home of Santa Claus (“joulupukki or Yule Goat”) whose official home address is at the top of the Arctic Circle, near Rovaniemi in the northern province of Lappland
  • Finns are the world’s biggest coffee drinkers, 2X more than the Italians, 3X the Americans, and 4X the British

Finland Portrait of Walborg Jakobsson.Elin Danielson-Gambogi (1861-1919), “Portrait of Walborg Jakobsson”

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