MIKKELI and NAANTALI , FINLAND - MI
Kuvia Mikkelistä, Naantalista, lähiympäristöstä, luonnosta, Suomesta ja maailmalta.
Photos from Mikkeli and Naantali, the environment, nature, Finland and abroad.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Peace was declared from Turku’s Vanha Suurtori. - Joulurauha julistetiin perinteisesti Turun vanhalla suurtorilla.

The first time the Christmas Peace was declared from Turku's Old Great Square is thought to have taken place as early as the 1320s. Since then, the tradition has continued uninterrupted, with only a few exceptions. The church had a major role in maintaining societal order, and in the early days of the declaration, it was used for this purpose.





4 comments:

Eko said...

Oikein Hyvää ja Rauhallista Joulua...
Eko - Kuusamon pakkaset...!

Markku Immonen said...

Kiitos samoin etelän lumipyryistä ! Tänä joulupäiväaaumuna pakkasta -10°C.

Arnaud said...

I plan to visit Finland (including Naantali) around May. I guess it won't be that snowy anymore, but I'll try to come back to your photoblog to discover more about this place.

Markku Immonen said...

Welcome to Naantali ! And to Finland. Now it is a very snowy. Rarely so much snow.