Skiing may be the first word comes to your mind when thinking about Finland. Yes, Finland is a place where mountains meditate in snow. The Finnish climate favors the sport of skiing, both alpine and cross-country. Frans Eemil Sillanpaa is a Finnish writer who won the Nobel Prize for literature it is one of the places where you can witness a midnight sun Finland is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. Helsinki is the capital city of this nation which is eighth largest country in Europe in terms of area and the most densely populated country in the European Union..

The native language of majority of the population is Finnish, which is a member of the Finno-Ugric language family. Finland is placed in a good position in many international comparisons of national performance such as the share of high-technology manufacturing and health care. Valentine's Day is celebrated here with high spirit and joy of friendship instead of romance.

Valentine's Day Traditions in Finland

Finnish Valentine's Day is considered as the 'friendship day'. The bond of friendship is celebrated with sheer enthusiasm on this day. It's believed that Finnish people have begun to celebrate the Valentine's Day only from the end of the 1980's. People usually enjoy the day with exchange of gifts. While other countries celebrate the event with the spirit of romance, finish people replace it with friendship. In Finland, Valentine's Day is not considered as a lover's day. On Valentine's Day .Finland postal service delivers special cards and stamps on Valentine's Day. Their terrific campaigns on Friendships Day are widely appreciated and are popular among the Finnish people. Greeting card is also a main attraction of Valentine's Day in Finland. Finland greeting cards offer the romantic and funny lines on them.

Roses, chocolates, candies and cards are the most popular gifts for this friendship occasion, in Finland. Valentine's Day is getting heavily commercialized in Finland and people want to keep the children out of the valentine band wagon. Gift shops in Finland use to get the festive look of Valentine's Day far before the arrival of the actual event day. Gift basket is a common practice between friends in a Finnish Valentine's Day. Finland is an excellent tourist spot for Valentines with snow covered places in winter. Young men give flower bouquets, rings, perfumes, chocolate candies and gift baskets to their women friends while women give perfumes, gift baskets, photo collages as their valentine gifts. The Finn youngsters enjoy the day with new gift ideas such as photo story albums, Musical CDs, DVDs, High-Fi mobile phones, Valentine's Day dinner and dance parties take place in Finland to celebrate the expression of friendship but most of them are private parties. Finns use to arrange private parties in their home or farm house for celebrating the spirit of friendship. Restaurants and pubs get decorates soon before Valentine's Day arrives. Finland got very good pubs and bars such as Molly Malone's Irish Bar where people can enjoy their drinks with good music on Valentine's Day. Finnish People hang out at the pubs and bars with sheer spirit of their friendship on Valentine's night.