Thursday, December 22, 2011

Kulkuset, kulkuset...

Today is the longest night = shortest day of the year. In Helsinki, Southern Finland the sun got up at 09:24 am and went back to sleep at 15:13 pm. That makes the luxus day 5 hours and 48 minutes long.  Up North in Lapland, the place where the real Santa Claus, Joulupukki, comes from the sun will rise again next year on Jan 17th.

In Utsjoki, the furthers place up there, the sun went asleep on November 26th so quite a night...

To finish off, here are some Finland facts for you, what do we  close to 6 million people consume over the Christmas period;
  • 1.500.000 liters of red wine
  • 580.000 liters of Glögi, the sweet Glüehwein
  • 7.000 extra overnight sleeping places in trains (that are traveling up North and back)
  • 1.500.000 Christmas trees
Hyvää Joulun aikaa ja taikaa! 2 more nights to go before the Santa comes...
PS Be aware of fake ones!

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