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Rovaniemi – the capital of Christmas

FinlandFinns celebrate Christmas exclusively in domestic surroundings, without much noise, while New Year celebrations are followed by fireworks, festive songs and dances. It is impossible to imagine the Finnish Christmas without fairs, ham and traditional Glogg (hot red wine spiced with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, orange and lemon peel). The most popular Christmas symbol is definitely Santa Claus and the most visited place is Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland. This is the residence of Santa Claus and is considered to be the capital of Christmas. More than half a million tourists visit Santa’s home annually.

Santa’s main post office is also located there. You can buy festive postcards and stamps, and only there you can order New Year and Christmas letters addressed to children, relatives, friends and, why not, to yourself. The approximate price per letter is 7 EUR. Letters are written in 14 languages.