Joulupukkin Philadelphia Finnish Society

Pikkujoulu 2014

Finns in Philadelphia had a great time celebrating Christmas and Aimo Tuomi’s 85th birthday at the newly renovated American Swedish Historical Museum. The festivities began with a church service held by Pastor Tiina Talvitie for New York Finnish Church. Following…

Suomi-koulu in Philadelphia

October 2014 Suomi-koulu

Students were introduced to Finland’s national writer, Aleksis Kivi, and his novel  Seven Brothers (Seitsemän veljestä). We continued tanhu practice and began preparations for the Christmas party by singing No onkos tullut kesä. Our temporary new venue at NLNA provided…

Scandinavian pre-school students

PSK Ice Skating – February 2014

Philadelphia Suomi-koulu students had a lot of fun ice skating at the Philadelphia RiverRink this Sunday. Despite the melting ice conditions due to the 50-degree weather, we were on the ice from 3-4:30 pm. Such a pleasant way to spend…

laskias pullat

February 2014 Suomi-koulu

In February we learned about Laskiainen, a traditional Finnish sledding day. The children baked and enjoyed Laskiais pulla (Lenten buns), a big hit with everyone! And to top off the fun, we had our first tanhu-dance practice.

November 2013 Suomi-koulu

November 2013 Suomi-koulu

In November we learned about Christmas in Finland: What happens on Christmas eve, about traditional foods and other customs. But what interested students the most were Santa’s elves. We learned about many different types of elves that live in Finland…