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Hanko, a city of nature in Finland

The lovely nature of Hanko Hanko is Finland’s southernmost town and a traditional summer destination. The idyllic summer town is defined by the sea, its beaches and maritime culture. Hanko is the sunniest place in Finland, if not in the whole Baltic Sea area, and it offers beach experiences for everyone. The history of Hanko Hanko’s history is intertwined with ...
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The 6 Love Spells of Midsummer

Midsummer is celebrated in Finland on the weekend following the 19th of June The traditions of Midsummer go back hundreds of years. In the olden times, people celebrated the god of weather “Ukko” during Midsummer, hoping for good harvest and fertility. Even though the years have passed and the society has become secularized, the Midsummer spells remain. Even today, young ...
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Maailma Kylässä World Village Festival 2015

Maailma Kylässä World Village Festival will again bring a wide variety of world cultures to Helsinki. Performers at the festival include UMO – Helsinki – Cotonou, Sahrawi singer Aziza Brahim and author Nnimmo Bassey. The festival will be held 23–24 May 2015. The main theme for this year's festival is development, and the regional focus is on Africa and the ...
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ArtHelsinki 2015 Finland Art Fair

ArtHelsinki 2015 is a unique event where can be found new talents' art works such as art works of well-known artists from all fields of modern art. Modern art ArtHelsinki 2015 includes paintings, graphics, sculptures, photography, jewellery, video and new media art. In 2014, ArtHelsinki also included graffiti art, performance art combining body painting and opera. In the meantime, Messukeskus ...
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Le Petit Festival goes Hanko

The Princess of The North Winds (see picture) wishes you ``Vive L'Amour``... If you did not know her story, here it comes again" The legend has it that before the time of the Vikings, the Princess of The North Winds was born in Hanko. Even in the most violent of storms, she could be seen swimming. Initially it was the ...