27 elokuuta 2018

The Venetians - Venetsialaiset

The Finnish people have over half a million summer cottages and a lot of boats. Every year the last weekend of August means party - The Venetians - The Venetziad. This is the time to celebrate the end of the summer and boating season, shut the summer cottages and put the boats to shelter. This tradition is very strong on the western coast of Finland on the shores of the Gulf of Bothnia. There is good food, maybe a crayfish party, gathering of friends, candles on the shore and fireworks.

I come from the southeastern part of the country, from Imatra but live now in the Helsinki region. So this tradition is unknown to me, but slowly it is spreading to the whole country. You can enlarge the map and see the cities.

This fantastic photo is from the site of the city of Kokkola. If you wish to read more about The Venetians, click the link.

Photo from the site of City of Kokkola

My partying was very modest. I don’t have a summer cottage any more, so no sea shore for me. But good food oh yes. And I sent my husband to buy some autumn chrysanthemums and this is what he came home with: tiny, tiny plants that are intended to inside the house! But have to give him credit: he planted them himself.

The house of my son at the country side in its Venetian Party look.

Wishing you a good week!

5 kommenttia:

  1. A casa do filho é bonita e está bem integrada na natureza.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

  2. Hienot kuvat.
    Olemme todellista mökkikansaa.

  3. Hi Riitta,
    it was lovely to hear someting about your trdiotions! Must be lovely, a Venetian Summerparty :O)
    The house of your son looks wonderful!
    Your hubby did some planting ,this is great :O) I will get Chrysantemums too now! The hot summer is gone and it is time for lovely autumn plants :O)
    Wishing you a great week,
    sending Love and hugs, Claudia xo

  4. Voi miten upeita kuvia, niin kaunista tunnelmaa! Ihana kun tulee syksy ja pääsee virittelemään valoja ja polttelemaan kynttilöitä♥

  5. Me alegra que hayas pasado bien la fiesta. Todo se ve precioso. Besitos.


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