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BITS OF CULTURE - Finland
 
Languages
Map
Cultural Values
Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
Health Care Values
Diet
Interesting Facts
 

Languages

Official language:
Finnish
Swedish

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Map



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Cultural Values

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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals

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Health Care Values

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Diet

  • Potato is the staple food, served with various fish or meat sauces.
  • Some traditional meals include game: snow grouse, reindeer stew, glow fired salmon or raw pickled salmon.


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Interesting Facts
  • A traditional bride-to-be walks door-to-door with a pillowcase, to receive her wedding presents. An older, married man walks with her, holding an umbrella or parasol to cover her. This pre-wedding tradition a symbol of protection and shelter for the new bride.
  • There are more than 40 kinds of mushrooms grown and eaten in Finland.
  • There's more cell phones per capita in Finland than in any other country in the world.

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