Make Hay While the Sun Shines

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Saturday 7/12/14 - Simo Väisänen


Finland shares an old European tradition. Every day of the year is someone's Name Day which is celebrated in the same way you celebrate your birthday. July 12 is for 'Hermanni' i.e. 'Herman' in English or 'Hermann' in German.

In olden days July 12 meant it's time to make hay. The work was usually done in big work parties  as voluntary work. The working bee below gathered to celebrate and commemorate 'Hermannin heinäpäivä' or 'Herman's Hay Day' in Mikkeli, Finland in 2013.

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Keywords: photo essay, Finland, Hermannin heinäpäivä, Herman's Hay Day


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7/12/14 2:05 PM  Pertti Ruotsalainen

Kertakaikkiaan hienoja työn kuvia!

7/12/14 2:20 PM  Simo Väisänen

Kiitos Pertti kommentistasi! Nämä kuvat on tosiaan viime kesältä. Olin jo aikeissa mennä mukaan ainakin kameralaukun kanssa eilenkin, mutta kesällä tuntuu aina löytyvän muuta tärkeämpää tekemistä.


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