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BY SHARON OJANPA MACKEY
The Finnish Heritage Museum in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, held its November meeting on Nov. 8, 2016. Before the business meeting got underway, we saw an enlightening program about Finnish Christmas traditions.
Anne Kalliomaa Pohto started off the evening with a discussion of the preparations made in planning for Christmas in Finland. In many cases, these preparations are still carried on. Depending on what the activities are, they could begin in January and go on all year. During November, it gets busier, as the final touches take place. The whole household gets involved.
At left, Jane Hiltunen is not holding a softball, it is a rutabaga. Find out more about this Finnish delicacy.