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The secular holidays are May Day & Independence Day, while New Year's Day & Midsummer also have a secular character. Christmas is the most extensively celebrated holiday.
Sea house, Finnish archipelago
Finnish National Theatre, Helsinki
Nordic walking was invented in Finland
Blue moment in Iso-Syöte, Finnish Lapland by Visit Finland, via Flickr. Blue moment is something you should see and feel!!
February 28: Kalevala Day is a Finnish cultural celebration. The Kalevala, a collection of epic folk poetry, was collected by Finnish folklorist Elias Lönnrot and is now considered the national saga of Finland.
Aurora boreale - Lapponia, Finlandia
Frozen river in Vesilahti, Finland
Doll in Finnish Lapland National Costume c.1960s by Catwalk Creative Vintage, via Flickr
Lapp Family in Norway These are hard to date - would guess 1900 -1920
child and reindeer
1659 Pallakselle on perinteitä. Suomen ensimmäinen tunturihotelli valmistui sinne vuonna 1938. by PCmarja2006, via Flickr
Shop for fish at the Jokkmokk Winter Market
Costumed for Swedish festival.
Прогулка на оленьих упряжках
Saami woman with a white reindeer. Cherry Alexander Photography.
The Finnish Kantele, a traditional plucked string instrument
Traditional Finnish Sauna. Dry steam bath.
Husky safari in Rovaniemi, Finland by Visit Finland, via Flickr