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To commemorate the 2019th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Finland in 100, metsä village will hold an original midsummer event only for metsä that combines the Åland style summer solstice * and Japanese Tanabata.
During the period, Maypole, a symbol of the summer solstice, appears. This participatory project will allow you to attach a strip of Japanese traditional Tanabata wishes. We will also have a mid summer beer garden, an original menu, a corolla workshop and a traditional dance party event.
* Åland is an island located between Finland and Sweden, and although the country is Finland, it is a unique place where the culture of both countries where Swedish is recognized as an official language and autonomy is combined.

Date XNUM X Month X NUM X Day (Sat)-X NUM X Month X NUM X Day
Time 10: 00-21: 00 * Depends on the facility and event content.
Place Main venue: Nordic Square
Remarks Supported by: Finnish Embassy to Japan, Swedish Embassy to Japan, Swedish Tourism and Culture Center

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Maypole, a symbol of the summer solstice, appears

Maypole, the symbol of the Åland style summer solstice, will appear in Nordic Square!
© Visit Åland

Maypole and Tanabata Wish Card

Time: 10: 00 to 19: 00
Location: Nordic Square
* Free participation, first-come-first-served basis
*Wish cards are distributed at the metsä hall.
At the Nordic summer solstice festival, you will enjoy dancing around the Maypole decorated with flowers. In the metsä village, Tanabata is fused with the traditional Åland Maypole with colorful paper decorations. We have prepared a limited number of cards that can be filled in with the wishes of all participants.
© Visit Åland / Tiina Tahvanainen

Corolla workshop

Dates: June 6nd (Sat) 22th (Sun) July 30th (Sun)
Time: 10: 00 to 16: 30
Location: Nordic Square
In recent years, a corolla workshop, which is very popular at summer festivals, has also been held!Wear the only handmade corolla in the world and head out to the summer solstice dance party, BBQ, beer garden at metsä village or visit Moominvalley Park.
※ Rainy season cancellation

Put on the corolla you made and visit Moominvalley Park!

Go to the Moominvalley Park from the metsä village with an original corolla.

Weekend-only midsummer dance, br> Musikanterna Swedish folk dance and traditional instrumental performance

Date: June 6nd (Sat) 22th (Sun)
Hours: ① 14:00 ② 17:00 40 minutes each time * There is a possibility of extension if it gets excited!
Place: Nordic Square
Participation fee: free
Established with the desire to create a place where musicians who are interested in Scandinavian music and dancers who are obsessed with the charm of Swedish dance can interact freely, not for commercial purposes.Enjoy Swedish folk dance and Nyckelharpa, a traditional Swedish instrument, together.

Weekend-only midsummer dance
Live performance & dance of Usva Finnish music

Date: Sunday, July 7th
Hours: ① 14:00 ② 17:00 40 minutes each time * There is a possibility of extension if it gets excited!
Place: Nordic Square
Participation fee: free
A group for this time formed by volunteers who want to dance Finland from experienced folk dancers from all over the world.Representative Salla Ketonen is from Turku, Finland. From 1996 to 2012, he belonged to the folk dance group Virsut in Finland and participated in many domestic and overseas dance festivals and demonstrations every year.You can experience the uniqueness of Finland.
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