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History of Finland

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Santa Claus, or Father Christmas, lives in the northern part of Finland called Korvatunturi, or Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle. People from all over the world send letters to Santa Claus in Finland. There’s even a theme park called Christmas Land in the north of Finland, close to where Santa is said to live. worldholidaytraditions.com

One of the most popular New Year's traditions in Finland is the casting of tin. Everyone gets a small piece of tin, cast in the shape of a miniature horseshoe, a traditional symbol of good luck. The horseshoe is melted and the liquid metal poured quickly in a bucket of cold water, making it harden into a more or less irregular-shaped, solid clump.

The shape and shadow of the resulting cast are examined and interpreted to predict the various future events of the coming year. Different shapes have different meaning, promising either good luck or health, wealth, happiness, sorrow, sickness, etc. If the cast breaks down to pieces, it is a sign of "bad luck". dlc.fi



There is MUCH more to discover about Finland. Read on!
  • 1800 - Population of Finland (Russian Empire) - 1,000,000


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    Finland, a country of Europe, forming a ? of the empire of Russia, whose sovereign is Grand Duke of Finland. It is bounded N. by Norway, W. by Sweden ...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Population of Finland - 2,655,900


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  • 1800 - Population of Finland (Russian Empire) - 1,000,000
  • 1895 - Finland
    Finland, a country of Europe, forming a ? of the empire of Russia, whose sovereign is Grand Duke of Finland. It is bounded N. by Norway, W. by Sweden ... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Population of Finland - 2,655,900

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