Hundred thousand lakes and the birthplace of Santa: Finland celebrates the 100th anniversary of
On Wednesday, Finland celebrates the 100th anniversary of its independence from Russia. We collected six little-known facts about this unique country — its people.
What is so special about Finland? Locals told bi-Bi-si about what they like most about their country — from a “real” house where Santa Claus lives, Finnish to boxes for newborns.
1. Thousands of 187 888 lakes
“Most of all I like that in Finland so many lakes, says photographer Jason Illikainen who lives in Joensuu, in the South-East of Finland. — I really like how they change their appearance throughout the year, in their tranquility, I derive inspiration for their work.”
“There is nothing better than to get out of the sauna and then jump into a cold lake. It’s just wonderful!” — he says.
#Finland, the land of 1000 lakes (187,888 or, if I read correctly)! ? #Suomi #Suomi100 #visitfinland pic.twitter.com/77dw6fSe6j
— Jason Tiilikainen (@SaturnBeats) 24 Nov 2017
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2. “Finnish babies sleep outside”
“For the first time, it began to make back in the 1930-ies,” says Heikki Tiittanen, the father of three children and the head of the Finnish Baby Box.
“Initially, these boxes were allocated in aid to poor families, to support young mothers from the national health system,” he explains.
Now box is issued to all new parents.
In each box for baby about 50 different items — clothes, toiletries for babies and blankets.
Leena Karppinen the ad Department of the company Helsinki Marketing also received a box of these when her son was born.