A dear child has many names. So does snow in the Finnish language. Early snowing coming in October in the southern parts of the country and staying until the end of April makes snow a welcome and light companion for the dark part of the year.
We found this infographic from 9gag.com (http://9gag.com/gag/aYpEQw2/finnish-snow-guide-finnish-language-have-more-words-to-describe-different-kinds-of-snow-than-the-eskimos). Lumi and Pyry are popular first names for children.
Looking for more – here is a blog with many more names for lumi: http://lumensanakirja.blogspot.fi/2009/05/ajolumi.html
Gotta Joga’s yoga is inspired by the Scandinavian nature. 3 of us creators are originally from Finland. Now living abroad, we dig into our memories from home up north.
One comment on “winter and snow in Scandinavia”
Awesome! Thanks your sharing!