Friday, December 23, 2011

Learn something about Finland

"Kivun Maisema"



Heil!
(Hello in Finnish!)

The first article that I got after typing the word "Finland" in google is that Adam Lambert arrested after fight in Finland! oh dear....

The term "Finland" and "Finns" are external obscure derivations from early (1st century C.E) Roman references to people known as Fenni (Probably Lapps or Saami) who occupied lands north of the Baltic sea. In their own language, Finns generally refer to themselves as Suomalaiset and their land or country as Suomi, which may derive from Suo, the Finnish expression for a bog or swamp.

Finland is a parliamentary republic with a central government based in Helsinki. Finnish and Swedich are the national languages of Finland, with equal status in the juridiction. The culture of Finland combines indigenous heritage, as represented for example by the country's Uralic national language Finnish and the sauna, with common nordic and European culture.


The traditional Finnish cuisine is a combination of european, Fennoscandian and western russian elements. The food is generally simple, fresh and healthy. Fish, Meat, berries and ground vegetables are typical ingredients whereas spices are not common due to their historical unavailability.

Karelian pasty (karjalanpiirakka) is a traditional Finnish dish made from a thin rye crust with a filling of rice. Butter, often mixed with boiled egg (eggbutter or munavoi) is spread over the hot pastries before eating.

by the way "kivun maisema" or "the landscape of pain" is the name of this photo.

Facts about Finland:
* Mobile company Nokia was founded in Finland
* Finland is the only country in the world which broadcasts news in Latin
* There are 1,8 million saunas in Finland
* Santa Claus has his office in the North of Finland
* Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because Donald Duck doesn't wear pants.

Hauskaa päivän jatkoa!

(Have a nice day!)


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