http://finland.fi Gallery Photo: Tim Bird


A snow castle rises each winter in Kemi, a northern Finnish town at the top of the Gulf of Bothnia. Our slideshow takes you into the castle’s passages, hotel, bar, chapel, sculpture gallery and more.


http://finland.fi Gallery Photo: Tim Bird

The winter of 2010–11 is going down in history as one of the coldest and snowiest on record. The Finns take it in stride, though. They make the most out of it by using the frozen ocean as a winter playground.


http://finland.fi Gallery Photo: Niklas Sjöblom/taivasalla.net
A winter sunset fills the sky and the sea with shades of orange on the island of Uunisaari at the southern end of Helsinki.
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http://finland.fi Gallery Northern light above the Inari lake
http://finland.fi Gallery Photo: Seppo Pukkila/Sauna Society

 Smoke saunas, preferred by many purists, are hard to maintain and almost disappeared in the late 1900s, but now they’re all the rage again.



http://finland.fi Gallery Photo: Carey Toane

On a ski trip to Lapland, a Canadian journalist revels in the magically intense hues of darkness and light.


http://finland.fi Gallery Photo: Visit Finland/Terhi Ylimäinen
All regions of Finland have lakes, but the true Lake District is in the east, where in many areas water covers more than a third of the land.
Reporter by Mārtiņš Kālis 6 Dec year 2010

Finnish Independence Day is celebrated on December 6. The day is counted as the country's national day and flag day. This date in 1917, Finland declared its independence from Russia.
Among the recurring festivities on this day is the ecumenical celebration service in Helsinki, which live on TV and other church services around the country, military parade, concerts, parties organized by municipalities, student unions flag trains to the war memorial in the evening, and the president's reception, where the President of Finland receives a large number of known Finn in his residence and even foreign nationals during the year has done something special for Finland. Many Finns lights two candles in their windows at night. Presidential Reception TV is always sent and have high ratings every year.
The president awards state decorations and Finnish Defence Forces forwards officers on Independence Day.
Report by http://sv.wikipedia.org





I unsympathetic to this bounce our Church choir suddenly!

Although it is advertised in a long time for celebration of Finland’s Day, the 6th of December and a customary honor gained in many years Westeras Cathedral


We want to celebrate Finland’s Day and this is an honor not only for the country but also the common history we have with Sweden, a brotherhood. We love Scandinavia and all its countries, God preserve us from fragmentation and other traditions that do not belong to us. If you see the map of the Nordic countries and the puzzle of hop these countries, appears a lion! A little dreamy and peaceful people, God’s Rich Blessings for many right? BLESS

Scandinavian theme of Day from Finland runs smoothly with Words put in my prayer to God, see below *

All things, whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive. “
Matthew 21:22 I AM BLESSED * Ambassadress of Jesus, Birgit in SWEDEN

Jumala Siunaus! Gud välsigne dig! God Bless You!

Loathsome "Pastors Mafia cartel a la 'Westeras"!




My comment
NOW you understand why my grandmother hold to Finland, so beautifully a harmony with nature.

Yet I love Sweden a bosom for many today *

In Westeras Town is Angels show up above me from Haven and thus Photo taken by Ambassadress of Jesus, Birgit Sweden*