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Hauskaa Juhannusta!

Published: June 23, 2019

Hauskaa Juhannusta! Happy Midsummer's Day!

Our Juhannus festivities took place the night before, so today we went back to our regularly scheduled programming. 

During our kultturitunti (culture hour), villagers learned about the underground passageways, stores, bunkers, etc. in Helsinki, Finland. They were then asked to create their own "underground Helsinki". It was a big hit!

Activity time! Villagers continued to work on their pirtanauhat (woven belts), played games, and listened to/watched a Sibelius concert by the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. 

Today's iltaohjelma (evening program) was a Salolampi classic and a favorite amongst most villagers. Now known as Suomen Tähti (Finnish Star), counselors were stationed around camp with three game pieces. Each one had a different symbol and euro value that went with it. In order to turn one over, they had to answer either one or two questions about Finland. The goal of the game was to find the piece that was the Suomen Tähti!

Today was a lot of fun! The effort the villagers are putting into speaking Finnish is very evident right now and we are so proud. 

Look out for tomorrow's blog to see what went on during our annual kesämökkipäivä (summer cabin day)! 

If you would like to see more pictures from today, visit our Flickr page!