Last year this time as we were almost a year into the world wide pandemic, Suomikoulu and FACA decided to arrange a joint, socially distanced, outdoor laskiainen event – it was so loved that it was decided that Laskiainen must be an annual tradition bringing the Finnish and Finnish American community in the Twin Cities together to enjoy and celebrate this wonderful season.
This year, FACA and Suomikoulu together with FFTC/Finnsource invites you to our 2nd annual Laskiainen event at the Como Park Fire Pits close to Como Zoo.
We hope you can join us for this fun “Bring-Your-Own” winter picnic and sledding gettogether!
A traditional laskiainen meal consists of hernekeitto (pea soup) and laskiaispulla. Of course, one can’t go wrong with makkara roasted over an open fire!
The organizers will provide coffee and laskiaispulla – free yet donations are appreciated.
Other things to bring: sleds, picnic chairs and blankets, skis, masks, and your Finnish SISU!
Everyone invited, whether Suomalainen, American Finn or just interested in the Finnish culture.
Make sure to dress in layers, layers, layers! Nähdään!
DATE, TIME, PLACE: February 26 at 12pm at the Como Park Fire Pits
RSVP here: Laskiainen 2022