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News, 6/20/2013

Enjoying Midsummer the Finnish way

Photo: Elina Sirparanta/Visit FinlandFinnish Midsummer, traditions, legends, flowers, bonfire, barbeque, sauna, boat, heavy metal, mosquitoes, lake, sea, ocean, archipelago, Turku, Jyväskylä, Varkaus, FinlandLegend has it that a young woman who collects seven different kinds of flowers and puts them under her pillow on Midsummer will see her future husband in a dream.

An American recounts his many colourful memories of Midsummer in Finland, from heavy metal bands to seaside bonfires, and from barbecues to mosquito bites.

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Updated 6/20/2013

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