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Candles for the dead by Swatninja Candles for the dead by Swatninja
I took a similar picture last year [link]

In the Christamas eve it´s traditional for Finnish people to remember the dead by lighting a candle on their relatives graves.
This picture is from the cemetery of Oulu. There is a place for people to bring candles for those who are buried into other cemeteries.
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MiuKittyLover Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
Whoa, taisit käydä jouluna samalla hautuumaalla kuin minä. Niitä kynttilöitä tosiaan oli tajuttomasti.
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Swatninja Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
Josko oli Oulun niin kyllä.
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MiuKittyLover Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
Oulussahan se.
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Black-Velvet-Lady Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006   Photographer
Interesting tradition!! Finland is always interesting..

And what a strange type of candles!

I first thought it was some alien stuff... lol

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Swatninja Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
Visiting the cemetery is probably the best traditions in Finnish christmas. Thousands and thousands of candles in almost every grave. Those are the most common type of grave candles around here as you may see.
And I had that thought about the aliens too :)
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Black-Velvet-Lady Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006   Photographer
Hahaha! Amazing......
Now I know what time of the year is best to visit finland! =D
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Swatninja Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Hope we have some snow that time. It was my first christmas without it. Summer is pretty nice too with the midnight sun and all.
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Black-Velvet-Lady Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006   Photographer
uhm....

strange, isn it?

here we never have snow...

i suppose I got used to...
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daevrian Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
Love it. :+fav:
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