Åland Local Customs

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    Mariehamn's midsummer pole
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    The language.

    by Dizzyhead Written Nov 6, 2009

    Åland is a part of Finland, but here on the island between Sweden and Finland all the inhabitants speak Swedish as a motherlanguage. It has belonged to Sweden before, and that is one reason they speak Swedish.

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    Midsummer Poles

    by RB_Oakes Written Mar 22, 2005

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    Mariehamn's midsummer pole

    Midsummer is a major event in Scandinavia, and in Aland they decorate midsummer poles and have a big party. Every settlement has it's own pole. I arrived long after midsummer and missed seeing the poles in full regalia.

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