top of page

New Year Celebration in Finland

The start of a new year is a time of celebration and reflection. As the clock strikes midnight, people worldwide raise their glasses and toast to new beginnings, and it is no exception in Finland.

Meet up with friends and family members

People usually prefer to spend the evening at home with their loved ones on New Year's Eve. This is especially true for older people, families with children, or those who have pets that may get stressed out in crowded and noisy environments. It's a time to relax and enjoy each other's company in a smaller setting.

Fireworks in Senate Square

Many young people prefer clubs, bars, restaurants, or outdoor events and concerts to celebrate New Year's Eve. Fireworks are common in Finland, and the Senate Square in Helsinki is a popular location for live shows, performances, and speeches. 

Melting-metal tradition 

Foreigners might find it interesting to learn about the tradition of melting tin metal, which is connected to predicting one's future or fortune-telling. This custom involves melting miniature tin metals in a pan made of horseshoes and then quickly transferring them to a container of cold water. As the melted metal cools, it forms random shapes interpreted to tell stories about a person's future. This practice allows people to use their imagination and fantasy to predict future events in their lives in a fun way.

As time passes, traditions can change, including ones created by humans that may no longer be valid in our modern era. Due to safety regulations in the EU, casting tin, which contains highly concentrated amounts of lead, is now considered dangerous. For this reason, Finland's Safety and Chemicals Agency Tukes recommends using other materials, such as beeswax or sugar, for the New Year's Eve tradition of fortune telling. While being safe is essential, many fun ways exist to use our imagination and create meaningful moments with family and friends. For instance, in some cultures, fortune-telling involves reading poems and interpreting their words to predict the future. Let's get creative and devise safe and enjoyable ways to continue this tradition. With some brainstorming, we can find many good ideas worth considering for this year's festivities.

Travel Inland

Imagine spending your holidays in a winter wonderland surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains and enchanting scenery. Levi is the perfect destination whether you're a skiing enthusiast or just looking for a new adventure. With its breathtaking snow castle and the chance to see the incredible northern lights, it's sure to be an unforgettable experience.

As we bid farewell to the old and welcome the new, let us embrace the spirit of hope, joy, and optimism. Let us strive to make this year even better than the last and work towards a brighter future. May this New Year bring you all the happiness and success you deserve.


Related Posts

See All


Noté 0 étoile sur 5.
Pas encore de note

Ajouter une note
bottom of page