Lake Worth’s Finnish community brought out their wonderful fairytale like, costumes for the annual Finnish Folk Festival. The Traditionally worn for special occassion and depicting the region which they come.
There are two finish community centers, as the Lake Worth-Lantana area holds the distinction of having the most Finns outside of Finland. The event was held in unincorporated Lake Worth yesterday at the American Finnish Club – Kerhotalo, the event used to be held at Bryant Park.
On display were the arts, beautiful designs in everyday home goods, the traditional costumes kansallispuvut some of which date back to the iron age.
They even have their own tango. Entertainment and tradition carried forward. Finish food was available. They had a version of paella which is made with chicken, peas and olives and of course pea soup.