Saturday, October 31, 2009

ALL SAINTS DAY in Finland.......NOT Halloween

We decided we were going to go to several of the cemeteries around the ares to see all of the candles that are put on the graves for this holiday. Halloween is NOT celebrated here, but this instead. The candles are quite impressive!

The Lutheran Church here in Espoo dates back to the 1500's when it was originally a Catholic Church. The beautiful walls are still in very good shape.

We went with the Jakko's (a Finnish Couple serving in the temple and living in the asuntola), the Pechiulis couple (a missionary couple from Lithuania that arrived this week) and the Johnson's

Wayne is standing outside the church looking at some of the candles lit.

The temperature was a crisp 25 degrees! You might be able to see my breathe if you look hard!