7 reasons Valentine’s Day is better in Finland

7 reasons why Valentine's Day is Better in Finland

Valentine’s Day. Taunting reminders of your hollowing loneliness if you’re single. Being forced to spend a ridiculous amount of money on heart-shaped balloons and stuffed animals if you’re in a relationship. Fortunately, not in Finland!

In Finland, Valentine’s Day is uncommercial and celebrates friendship rather than romantic love (the day is even referred to as ystävänpäivä, which translates to friends’ day).

Here are 7 reasons Valentine’s Day is just that much better in Finland!


1. You don't need a lover to celebrate

2. You don't need to buy cheesy cards with teddy bears and hearts on them

3. You don't need to spend half of your salary on candlelit dinners

4. You don't need to pretend you don't care you're all on your lonesome


5. You do get to spread the love to all your friends

6. You get the chance to drink with more than one person

7. You can celebrate as a threesome and nobody gets mad

10 replies

  1. As if buying heart-shaped balloons, cute cards and expensive dinners is a bad thing. Man, no wonder Finnish people suck at relationships. Things that are good, warm and romantic in other countries are not acceptable in Finland.

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