Sinikka Grönberg Garcia is a Karelian rufugee from the 1941 Russian-Finnish War. This book presents the traditions and customs that represent a national pride and fortitude. Told with warmth, Sinikka's memories lend an understanding to what it means to be a Finnish American.
Along with the ways and means of holidays, customs, and celebrations, traditional recipes are included with helpful hints and significance of the foods of the season....Pulla for Christmas, Mämmi for Easter, Sima for Vappu, and others.
Sections on a brief history of the people; travel in Finland, and the many music festivals characterize the Finnish people's love for the arts.
Drawings by Jukko Mannio, Finnish artist, capture the spirit of celebration throughout the book.
Cover photography by Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret. Softcover, 117 pages.