Easter-Day 2

On the Easter Day 2, I went to see KOKKO in Seurasaari.

Seurasaari is an island in Helsinki, where whole island is an open-air museum.

KOKKO is a big firewood.

We, a friend and I, took a bus from Helsinki city centre, walked inside island for about an hour and then saw KOKKO.

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Before the fire was lit.
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After the fire was lit.

Lighting Kokko is originally a tradition of Eastern Finland, so Helsinki itself does not have such tradition, but somehow, Seurasaari always have Kokko at Easter.

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Children playing on the sand mountain. Lighting Kokko is traditionally an event in small villages, so there were many children coming to see and play, too☆

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The front line was filled with children. Then their parents, and then the adults on the back. Where was I ? Of course, in the FRONT LINE☆★

Last year, I was in a Finnish friend's, Maria's house, and because her house was in Eastern Finland, there were many Kokkos around. When we went for a drive in the night, we were counting how many Kokkos we could find.


Well, this year, there was one thing I forgot to do when going to see Kokko. I forgot to・・・・・

equip well for cold weather.

I knew. I knew it would have been cold. I did know that the ground was cold, the temperature was about to be minus, and snow was almost falling. I knew. But still, I forgot. I forgot to bring Hokkairo, which is a Japanese stuff put inside shoes and keeps feet warm, and a pair of gloves. I wanted to bring two pair of gloves, but I only brought one pair. I really thought I would have chilblains....

But I managed to surveive!!
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