A whole bunch of brunch for May Day: Finland’s festival of spring arrives
May Day, traditionally the wildest party of the year in Finland, starts on April 30 and continues on May 1, when people take to the parks for a picnic brunch. Chef Timo Lepistö provides us with recipes that fit the holiday.
Spring is sweet in Finland: funnel cakes, doughnuts and mead for May Day
What’s a funnel cake, what’s the Finnish version of it, and when is it culturally appropriate to eat one? We delve into the delicacies of May Day, which is, by far, the biggest, craziest party of the year in Finland.
Finland’s inventory of the intangible: music, circus, cuisine and everything in between
Finland’s original approach to cataloguing intangible cultural heritage is collaborative and ongoing. The inventory includes many of the country’s singular strengths and inimitable quirks, some of which might become part of Unesco’s lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage.