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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!

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Finnish Independence day celebrations at Tamperetalo, 2013.

Strange freedom: 6 weird Independence Day traditions from around the world

Finnish Independence day celebrations at Tamperetalo, 2013.
Independence. Isn’t that word sweet? Here in Finland, we celebrate independence for the 99th time in 2016, so we thought it would be fitting to compare independence day traditions in Finland to other countries.

In our defence, as you read on, remember what the weather is like in Finland in early December.
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