Finnish Folk Festival

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.

notice the hand made shoes

notice the hand made shoes

DSCN5722  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.

all the way from Finnland for this event.

Artist Stig Rosenlund all the way from Finnland for this event.

DSCN5718 On display were the arts, beautiful designs in everyday home goods,  the traditional costumes  kansallispuvut some of which date back to the iron age.

photo curtesy Suvi rth from left op row.

photo curtesy Suvi 4th from left top row.

DSCN5710  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.

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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