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Christmas in Finland

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									Christmas in Finland
By: Cristian Urcadez

Santa Claus
The Finnish believe in Santa Claus.  They say that he lives in Korvatunturi.  He also brings presents to children.
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Christmas Land
Close to where they say Santa Claus lives, is Christmas Land.  This theme park attracts many tourists.
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Before Christmas Eve
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Before Christmas Eve, the people from Finland clean all their houses and decorate them.

Christmas Eve in the Morning
In Christmas Eve in the morning, people eat rice porridge and palm fruit juice.  They enjoy eating this.
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Christmas Eve @ Noon
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At noon, “Peace of Christmas” is broadcasted on the radio or on television.

Christmas Eve at Evening
In the evening, people eat foods like:  Casseroles w/ macaroni, and rutabaga.  Carrots or potatoes  Cooked ham or turkey.
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At Night
At night people go to cemeteries and put candles on the burial graves.  They are usually for their ancestors or friends.
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At Christmas Day
Children get presents usually from a relative dressed in Santa Claus.  When they get older, they realize that it was a relative.
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End Credits
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