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Hosted by the Consul of the Helsinki City & Outdoors Group
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Took place 2 weeks 3 days ago
Sat 04 Nov 16:30 - 20:00

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... One hundred and a half Years later ..

A near forgotten Finnish harvest festival revived for the 21st century ...

Expect the unexpected and scare the boy's and girls out of 'Expecting' too much from a commercial Christmas.. Come and see Bad Santa/ the Kekri get burnt in effigy.
This guy is the forerunner of Santa CLAWS!

Back in those pre- industrial days SANTA was considered a dark and dangerous character indeed.

Kekri - is a near forgotten harvest festival marking the end of light and the beginning of dark.
Part of it is honoring the deceased and taking food and drink.
Or getting pisshhed up, in other words!

Come and explore the dark side and hidden parts of the Protected content

There is a festival called Krampus in other parts of Europe, and in Britain Guy Faulkes get his on November 5th.

While here on Protected content the main event is the burning of the Kekri effigy between 7 to 8pm.

FOLLOW the links and READ up on the numerous events going on Tonight.
Plan what you want to see. Most are FREE.

A friendly word of WARNING.
It will be cold tonight on this island. Dress up warm. Wear a hat and gloves.

Read up on this Free Event and make a little plan if you like .. You might want different than hanging out with a group/ do your own thing.. We can stick together or meet up at any given time like at the Protected content

Back from the Island the times of the ferry are; 19:40
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To the island from Kauppatori at Protected content
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I will be on the 16:40 and leaving on the 19:40hrs ferry's.

3 hours will do it for me, especially if it is cold out there!