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Lights of Cristmas are here

Posted by
Jypyä Pop (Turku, Finland) on 26 November 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Christmas tree number one in Finland is in Turku. Christmas tree candles were lit today at 5.30 pm. There were a couple of thousand spectators.

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS 1/8 second F/2.8 ISO 400 5 mm

Hello everybody. It is fine that You will see my pictures. I do not know English very well. Therefore, it may be some comments or answers seem strange. I'm trying to learn more. Thank you for your understanding.

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Lovely to see the tree all lit up for Christmas.

26 Nov 2011 6:35pm

@kiwisa: It is old tradition in Turku. Thank you of your comment and good day for you

ursulakatariina from Leixlip, Ireland

Still no snow? The tree looks great.

26 Nov 2011 7:14pm

@ursulakatariina: No snow. Tree is fine and weather was fine. I think, that snow is coming soon.

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Fantastic, let the festivities commence!

26 Nov 2011 8:54pm

@The Mouse: Now we can celebrate Christmas a little anticipation, visit the Christmas markets, and even buy a Christmas cake. Children are a little intimidated, that Santa's elves are behind the windows and see it yourself, who is nice. Our CD children get a lot of gifts. It is a busy boy, especially in children under pressure.

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Une belle illumination de cette chapelle .... compliments

26 Nov 2011 10:09pm

@mimicy: Thank you mimicy of your compliments. They do appear nice.

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Christmas pictures as they appear ... are very close to the holidays we celebrate family enthusiastically! Best regards, Adela

27 Nov 2011 9:52am

@Adela Fonts: Thank you Adela. This time for celebrating. It is fine thing, because in Finland November and December are the darkest time of the year.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

So, I've got a stupid question for you..
I wonder about your name. In English "Pop" is a nice name for father. I was wondering if that is true here too? Probably not, but I must ask!

27 Nov 2011 10:56am

@CElliottUK: It does not mean anythig. It is okay, that you ask. It is a nickname for no purpose. Yes, I am a father and grandfather. In that sense, that nickname is justified. You're not crossed my mind that it would have any meaning, because the Finnish language, those words do not mean anything. After all, we have pop music, but this does not relate to that either. Good Day for you.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I love it when these events draw communities together, great to see so many people out enjoying it.

27 Nov 2011 1:28pm

@Curly: I enjoy too things like this. In my mind they are very important traditions.

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
1/8 second
ISO 400
5 mm