Henry Gordan wrote:kkslider5552000 wrote:1 year ago...kkslider5552000 wrote:I really don't want to be alone today
2nd verse, same as the first
Luckily it is not so much about romance in Finland. We call it "Day of Friends".
Yeah. Though there is a lot of chocolate in shops, it's still quite tame.
On the other note I was watching the Penkkariajelut today. It was fun.
For the uneducated non-Finns, they are an even where the high school seniors celebrate the end of regular lessons before starting the read for the Matriculation Examinations(the last finals required for graduation which are taken at the same time all over Finland). The Event is called Penkkarit (or Penkin painajaiset, lit. trans. Bench nightmares) and during the 'ajelut' the seniors are standing at the back of trucks and throwing candy(hard, paperwrapped kind) at the audience/bystanders/cheer-ons. The trucks take a tour in the Helsinki city centre and people gather to see the slogans taped on the sides of trucks and cheer on familliar faces. And some kids(and adults) come to gather candy.