Monday, December 5, 2011

Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää Suomi!

Happy Independence Day Suomi!! Suomi is (in the native language) name of the country we English speakers know as Finland! December 6th is a grand national holiday here and all stores and schools will be closed. There are patriotic speeches and prayer services in the local churches. Most celebrate by having a nice formal dinner and then watching the Presidential Independence Day reception on television. Anyone of note, and or of recent merit is invited to the Presidential Palace. These people of note all wear the very finest of ball gowns and tuxedo's and the finest Finnish chefs prepare a banquet of regional and international delicacies...which are all for the public to view. It's quite the enjoyable tradition I must say!
Missy Lulu has a special Suomi decorated bento for today's lunch. It's quite patriotic in the Finnish Blue and white. In it, she is holding the flag of her country and wearing forget me nots in her hair, which you can happily see in the fields summer times. Lunch is complete with a box of maito (milk) and fruit.

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