Sunday, February 14, 2010

Finnish traditions "Carneval"

*vain englanniksi*

Valentine's day is really " a friendship day" here in Finland and I really like it that way! When I was younger, the popular girls got a huge pile of Valentine's Day cards and the rest (like me, who looked like a boy :D) a few. I think some teachers, like mine, made sure that everybody got at least one card. And yes, I REALLY did look like a boy as a kid. LOL

We are also celebrating "Laskiainen", according to Wikipedia, it's like Mardi Gras... Did know that and the celebration is VERY different here. Well, so is the weather ;)


(Picture: Wikipedia Mardi Gras)

Vs.

Laskiainen in Finland (yes, that's my lovely Mini on a sled):


Laskiainen is just sledging (or skiing/ skating) with family or friends...



...and eating "Laskiaispulla", a mildly-sweet Finnish dessert bread with whipped cream. Nom nom, I've eaten 4 of those today. I'm feeling a bit sick now ;) LOL It's also known in other Nordic countries, like in Denmark (Fastalavnsboller). Thanks for info, Pixie :D You can find the recipe from CakeLab.

Here is also my EOTD with High Voltage pigments:


Without mascara.


With Nivea Extreme Resist Lenghtening mascara. *love*




-Detrivore primer
-High Voltage Moon Shine (lid)
-High Voltage Bootleg (crease, lower lashline)
-MAC Blacktrack fluidline
-Nivea Extreme Resist Lenghtening mascara

Do you celebrate Mardi Gras in your country?

25 comments:

  1. lovely eyes :) why did only the popular girls get a huge pile of cards? xx

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  2. Your eyes look lovely! Happy Valentine's Day.

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  3. Ohhh, we have that dessert with sweet bread and whipped cream in Denmark as well. We only eat it this time a year. It's called Fastalavnsboller her :)

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  4. Pixie:
    Those are sold only in this time of year here, too. But I love those so much so I just make some for me when ever I want :p~

    Many traditions quite similar here in nordic countries :) We will celebrate midsummer this year in Cyprus. I think there might be a celebration, because the hotel is Swedish (and all the customers are from Nordic countries).

    Phyrra:
    Thank you :) Happy valentine's day!

    London's-beauty:
    Thanks! Popular girls just got valentine's day card from many friends :D

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  5. I think Laskiainen is like "Karneval" in Germany.

    Your eyes look amazing :)

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  6. graphology:
    Thank you :) How do you calebrate Karneval in germany?

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  7. Meillä kans menee tuonne karnevaalipuolelle eli porukka pukeutuu naamiaisasuihin, ahtautuu rekkoihin, nakkelee paperisilppua ja karkkia ympäriinsä jne. Mahtava meininki kaikenkaikkiaan :D Todella nätti meikki!

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  8. Sanna:
    Kiitos! Tuntui tosin "hieman" liioitellulta pulkkamäessä ;) Tuo vaaleampi lila oli yllättävän räväkkä. *heh* Taidetaan siellä maailmalla osata juhlia vähän räväkämmin, kuulostaa hauskalta :D

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  9. I love when you share your holiday traditions with us, as other countries and cultures fascinate me, and I can't afford to go anywhere. Thank you, I really appreciate it :)

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  10. It's coming up on Paczi day here in the US! Paczi (punch-key) are Polish pastries that are typically eaten in the US on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. Having a Polish significant other has intruduced me to these amazing fried, jelly filled donut-like pastries. Love them!

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  11. I love the eye look and I cannot believe that you weren't toting home piles of cards!

    My Husband is from New Orleans (where Mardi Gras origionated and where the huge celebration is) So I make him a King cake and we laugh at the non New Orleans cities goofy faux Mardi Gras.

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  12. Evil Angel:
    haha, I was VERY quiet, shy and un-popular :D

    Janet:
    Fat tuesday, what an excellent name ;D I've been eating just TOO_MUCH. LOL

    Heather:
    I'm glad you liked this :) I'll continue making these posts!

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  13. I love you in that mascara, I've been loving lash stiletto, but after seeing you in this I have to try it! You are gorgeaous, so they can all eat they're hearts out now! :P

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  14. Oh BTW the Laskiaispulla", looks fantastic, I want to try one! and I love seeing your little one sledding! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. ooooo .. you tease me with all this fun. i can't wait to go to finland!

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  16. I'd love to learn more about your culture, and I want some Laskiaispulla *drools*

    Your liner looks especially good today :)

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  17. Laskianen is same as vastlad or vastlapäev in Estonia. And laskiaspulla is vastlakukkel. I just have one left in the kitchen.:P
    EOTD is very beautiful!

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  18. Aww man the Laskiaispulla looks delicious! It sounds like so much fun, i wish i could go sledding! Here in England we celebrate the same day but in a really lame way :P no carnival or mardi gras, instead we have 'pancake day' which is tomorrow. Basically everyone just eats a load of pancakes XD

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  19. Lillian:
    Just ate two HUGE Laskiaspulla's more :D

    Sil:
    Thank you :D I had one left yesterday but my husband ate it while I was sleeping. LOL So I bought 2 more today.

    SilhouetteSreams:
    Thanks :) Glad you like the post!

    Porceliane:
    Welcome :D

    Lyndsey:
    Glad you like this post :D I think I still like LashStiletto (wp) more, but this Extreme Reist is also VERY nice!

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  20. I found this recipe from CakeLab :)

    http://tinyurl.com/yayxfwa

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  21. Mmm, little cakes! I want one. :) They look very similar to creampuffs. Thanks for this post, I love reading about holiday traditions from different countries. I live in North Carolina (US), and we don't usually have a big Mardi Gras celebration, but we do have a Fat Tuesday pancake supper where we eat all the foods that are supposed to be given up during Lent.

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  22. Nice to see you with purple! (the mascara looks great - I'm amazed) <3
    (I want a Laskiaispulla)

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  23. Ella Runciter:
    I ate 2 again today, this terrible :D I like reading about traditions in different countries too!

    Nathalie:
    I could NEVER forget the mascara! My lashes are really invisible without it ;D Thank you!

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  24. Ooh, that Laskiaispulla looks yummy! Beautiful eyes and makeup!:)

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  25. Bebo:
    It is. Too good, in fact :D

    Thank you so much!

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