Today Finland is turning 100. We had a little celebration with my fiance’s family last weekend. We had a four course dinner, some hanging out, couple speeches, some photos as a slide show. And finally a finish flag cake I baked with some coffee.
Our dinner included:
1. Green salad
2. Finnish forrest mushroom soup
3. Finnish salmon with some garlic potatoes and veggies
4. Blueberry white chocolate dessert (I forgot to take a photo of this)
The cake I did is a sponge cake filled with blueberry jam, white chocolate whip and blueberry whip. The cake was topped with white chocolate whip, white chocolate and some blueberries. Quite sweet but yummy. Have you guys baked something lately?
Today it’s Independence Day and our plan is mostly just chilling out and studying and probably doing something fun together with my fiancé. I’ll still have two more exams before Christmas so I think I still have a lot to study.
Above: the cake I baked and some Finland themed flowers and candles. Sorry for the quality of photos! Photographing with a phone under candle light isn’t the easiest task.
In Finland Independence Day is a public holiday that is usually about watching president castle’s Independence Day party (you must know who had the best outfits haha!) and eating and chilling with nearest family members or friends.
A bit different than it was in the US. In the US it was all about fireworks, bonfires and fun with friends! Anyhow, because we’re turning 100 this year there will be some fireworks and bigger celebrations in some cities.
How is Independence Day celebrated in your country? What do you like to do the most then?