Wednesday, May 02, 2012

May Day/Prvi Maj/Vappu

May Day: My nephew is part of the Magdalen college choir in Oxford and they sing every May Day morning from the top of the tower at the college, and it is a tradition that has been going on for over 500 years. Here is a report on it, James is featured (blonde with glasses) from the last 1.15 min...

Prvi Maj: For our Bosnian May Day celebrations, we went to a lovely "Ethno village" near Doboj. It was definitely worth the one and a half hour trip:
Sina is visiting us from Finland, and we invited Janina (the new teacher for the Finnish girls) to come along with us, and we had a really fun time: (self-timer pic!)
Inside one of the little huts:
 And Ljilja and Sina with the village in the background: 
Vappu: In the evening, my Finnish colleagues, Rami and Katja-Maaria invited us over for "munkki" (the doughnuts) and "sima" (a kind of drink) to celebrate "Vappu" (May Day in Finnish). It was a lovely way to end a lovely day: 

1 comment:

Eliška said...

Hmm, I really envy you the "munkki" and "sima" that you ate at Kaakinen´s. I had an opportunity to taste it last year and it was delicious :)

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