The word in Finnish for Christmas tree is Kuusi. This is the same word for the number six in Finnish. I am still not sure if there is any connection between the two. Nonetheless, here are a few more pictures of some Christmas trees in Helsinki, taken the first few minutes of Christmas day this year.
Christmas Tree in Senate Square
Christmas Tree in front of the infamous K5 Building in the Harbor
One of my favorite parts of Christmas time is the music. This year, I went to the White Church in Senate Square, the Helsinki Cathedral to hear some Christmas tunes. Christmas carols have long been an important part of celebrating in the Lutheran faith because since the time of the Reformation, music has been integral part of worship for the Lutherans.
Below, I have posted the Finnish versions of some Christmas music. Enjoy!