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Stay in a rustic zero-emissions cabin on an untouched Finnish island!

Built on Vallisaari Island, off the coast of Helsinki, the Nolla (meaning zero) cabin was designed by Finnish creative Robin Falck as an experiment on sustainability, exploring how people can live with less while spending more time enjoying nature.

Read on: http://bit.ly/2OYZZLt

#Finland #Island #Cabinlife #Outdoors #FinlandExplorer
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Traveling Light the Finnish way

"Stumbled across a Finnish site selling mobile saunas. Finns will indeed bring/build saunas everywhere, even war zones..."

- Scandinavia and the World http://bit.ly/2vrRrnx

#Finland #SATW #Sauna #Culture #FinlandExplorer #Comic
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An introduction to the sauna experience: personal and profound purification

“I sit in an unreal, ubiquitous comfort, disarmed by the natural milieu and nursed by the heat I’ve created. The sun in the horizon saturates the scene before finally fading away. As more wood catches fire, the light presumably lost resumes – and as the water hits the sizzling stones like the tide, the heat rises back like a phoenix.”

~ Sauna from Finland http://bit.ly/2zhfWJ7

#Health #Relaxation #Sauna #Finland #FinlandExplorer
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Finland in the summer... ❤️ 🇫🇮

#Summer #Photography #FinlandEXplorer #VisitFinland #Lakeland
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A Finn in America ponders the luxury of enjoying life

Anu Partanen is the author of “The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life,” comparing everyday life in the US and the Nordic region.

- thisisFINLAND http://bit.ly/2t4JzrC

#Finland #Life #USA #FinlandExplorer
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China’s Introverts Find a Kindred Spirit: A Stick Figure From Finland...

“Finnish Nightmares,” by the graphic designer Karoliina Korhonen, has spawned a new word for social awkwardness in China: jingfen, or “spiritually Finnish.” https://nyti.ms/2Kqsuhy

#Finland #China #Finns #FinnishNightmares #FinlandExplorer #Comics
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WHO: Finland has the world's cleanest air! 🇫🇮

According to statistics from the World Health Organisation, the air in Finland is the cleanest in the world. http://bit.ly/2rflSfs

#Finland #Pollution #Air #FinlandExplorer #Nature
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It rains a lot in August, and this is said to be rainiest month of the year. Weather also becomes windier towards the end of the month. Mushroom season begins, vegetable gardens give their harvest and berry crops ripen in the forest. Another name for August was “the sowing month” (kylvökuu) as winter rye was sown. To ensure good harvest, rye was sowed during waxing moon.

August (elokuu) is the time of harvest (elonkorjuu). Collecting the harvest could actually begin on Jaakko’s Day near the end of July. The date was largely dictated by the ripening of the grain. Yet, one was supposed to cut everything during August – even slash and burn fields. It was believed that August’s silent lightning strikes, or “Kaleva’s fires”, hastened the ripening of the harvest.

Houses seldom harvested their fields all by themselves. Usually manpower was traded between houses depending on where help was needed. People from the nearest neighboring houses and village settlements were called in to help. The work was not carried out too gravely, but instead people laughed, joked around and sang on the fields. At the same time people observed omens about the future. If possible, few musicians were included in the crowd and their playing kept spirits high during the work.

The crops were traditionally cut with a sickle. Straws were used to tie the cut grain into sheaves. The sheaves were gathered in formations known as “kuhilas” and left to dry in the field. The field’s first sheaves were bind to together and kept in the drying barn. The first sheaves were later used to prepare the first porridge of the new harvest. The “first” Before eating it, men took of their hats as a sign of respect, and said heartfelt thanks for the new harvest and continuing of life. The porridge was also offered to sacrificial stones that ensured the fertility of the fields.

Various customs were also associated with the last sheaf in the field, called “the center of the field”, and the last kuhilas. The last three straws could be bind together, braided and placed under a rock. This way good harvest luck remained on the field for the next year. The last kuhilas also symbolized the continuing harvest luck and it was placed to the drying barn to wait for the next harvest.

As the last sheaf symbolized the whole harvest, the person who cut it was said to take the whole harvest with him or her. Because of this, guests or strangers were not allowed to make the last cut. When the work was finished, the house held a feast for everybody involved with plenty of food, drink, music and dancing.

Photo: Marko Haapalehto 2013. Photo taken at the Telkkämäki traditional farm at Kaavi. The farm is part of the Telkkämäki natural reserve. https://www.facebook.com/telkkamaenluonnonsuojelualue

#taivaannaula #finland #finlandphotos #august #rye #ryefield #harvest #rural #agriculture #traditional #harvest #folklore #folkreligion #finnougric #traditionalfinland #kaavi #telkkämäki

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Functional, punctual and awesome: My first 12 months in Finland

"When I was a teenager in my home country of Bangladesh the only thing I knew about Finland was that it’s the land of Nokia.

After completing my bachelor’s in electronics I worked as a journalist for 3 years, I then decided to come to Finland to pursue a master’s at the University of Oulu.

I observed a number of interesting characteristics about Finland in my first 12 months of living here and I present them below…"

See more - Ink Tank http://bit.ly/2JgWn8f

#Finland #Living #Country #Culture #FinlandExplorer
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