One of ThisisFINLAND’s Easter surprise packages, labelled “Suomi Finland,” was hiding in plain sight on Alexander Street, to the delight and chagrin of these statues.
Photo: Peter Marten
Each package contains a “Suomi Finland” sticker (“Suomi” is the Finnish word for “Finland”) and a Fazer Mignon egg, a cute confection that has been a Finnish tradition since 1896.
We can’t transmit chocolate eggs to you over an internet connection, but until the day when that becomes possible, check out our video and the photos sent in by the lucky people who found the eggs.
We go around Helsinki hiding candy eggs on a brisk spring day. Video: Peter Marten
The note in the packages read, “We’d absolutely love to hear how and where you found it!” Below are a few of the responses.
We found one!
“Helsinki sightseeing / We stole all your eggs” Photo: @karl_grrr
In Tampere: “I have found the Finland Easter Egg at the Moomin Museum.” Photo: S.W.
In Helsinki: “What a surprise!! We found this Easter egg on the statue in the middle of the Esplanadi Park. We didn't know what it was in the beginning, but when we picked up and saw what it was, we were very excited!! Thank you very much!!” Photo: @gua86
In front of Helsinki’s Lutheran Cathedral: “Lovely you 💋 thanks! Have an amazing Easterrr!” Photo: S.S.
An idea that travels far: Can you spot the Mignon egg and the “Suomi Finland” sticker in this photo from the arrivals hall at Stockholm Arlanda Airport? Photo: Z.S.
In Helsinki: “Having coffee in @ihanakahvila, found a surprise Mignon egg” Photo: @rinnasarimaki
In the Helsinki neighbourhood of Kumpula: “In front of my beauty parlour, in a flower pot, I found an Easter egg. Thank you, signed Villa Vadelma” Photo: @kauneuspuoti_villa_vadelma
In downtown Helsinki: “Thank you, Finland!” Photo: N.L.
“Found an Easter Egg in front of Kunsthalle Helsinki (gallery) #thankyou #thisisfinlandofficial” Photo: @selja.raudas
On the Esplanade: “#FinlandEasterEggs #iamsohappy #iloveit #thankyou #finland #helsinki” Photo: @m_m_o_o_o
In Helsinki: “Hidden Easter egg in the lovely, maybe loveliest café on Aleksanterinkatu.” Photo: @jhyppola
Lucky Moomin in Tampere: “Look what I found” Photo: @tiatsikalla
In Helsinki: “A ThisisFINLAND chocolate egg hidden by the Easter Bunny found its way to Café Tarina! Thank you!” Photo: @cafetarina
In front of the “Three Smiths” statue in Helsinki Photo: @larpander
Somewhere on the shoreline: “Happy Easter!” Photo: @uciec_jak_najwyzej