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It`s party time

Topic for the seventh meeting was differences between Finnish and Spanish ways to celebrate.

In Finland is common that when you are young —> your parents organize your birthday parties and all your classmates come to celebrate you to your house. After elementary school, parents are not so ambitious to organize those anymore.

In Spain things are pretty different. When girl turns 15 —> her parents spent a lot of money to organize her birthday parties. There is two ways to do it:

  1. Parties abroad for few friends
  2. Huge parties for 50 to 100 people

More common way is to organize big parties. One show is dancing. There is a rule that dad and daughter dance first and after that other guys can dance with the girl. Other custom is to buy 15 candles for a girl. She gives all those candles to her most important people when they eat birthday cake. Sometimes there is fights when someone doesn`t get a candle (better to choose wisely).

Here is our own party picture for you 😉


-Minttu <3






I wanted to show Jisoo the most common way to celebrate vappu in Tampere. So I invited her to Koskenranta to have picnic and chill with friends!


In Laikunlava, there was this event Wappufest, where artist Karri Koira had his concert. We were dancing and singing all the time and when he ended his show, we had his signatures and took some pictures together! 🙂



After Wappufest, we went to terrace and talked for a while before Jisoo went to homeparty. She was planning her trip to Russia, and I was really surprised that Korean people don’t need visa there, even thought we need for sure.. 😀