Summer solstice

Midsummer Festival, Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland

Midsummer nostalgia in Helsinki’s Seurasaari

I’m going to be honest with you. I love Finland. I love Finns, Finnish nature, Finnish culture, and to some extend, Finnish food too. What I am not particularly fond of is Finnish Midsummer (Summer Solstice). The fact that someone purposedly travels to a mosquito-infested area, just to experience a “traditional midsummer” in the countryside, remains another inexplicable finnish mystery to me.  And it is not only the mosquitoes that put me off. The weather in June has this tendency of being on the cool side. And this year, the tendency is far too obvious.

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