What Finns do during summer vacation

Summer vacation is the most waited time of the year for Finns. The busiest holiday season is from the end of June to the middle of August. In Finland, people tend to take four weeks of vacation for the summer period.

As a Finn, you probably do some (or all) of the following list:

  • Make the annual library visit because summer and reading are a perfect match.
  • Go to a summer theatre to watch an amateur play about Finnish countryside, spiced up with romance, misunderstandings and bad humour.
  • Go to the market place to buy berries and vegetables. Then spend a lovely summer day preparing the berries to freezer.
  • Go to sales and buy things only because they are so cheap.
  • Do outdoor painting which they estimate to take “some two hours” but actually take seven.
  • Grill.
  • Go to the summer cottage. Of course!
  • Eat strawberries.

Dear readers, how do you spend your summer vacation?


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