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The Medieval Market in Turku Finland is the biggest of its kind in the country. History, fun, and art will be combined in this 4 day-long event. Take a step back
The Medieval Market in Turku Finland is the biggest of its kind in the country. History, fun, and art will be combined in this 4 day-long event.
Take a step back in time and experience how life was probably like during medieval times in Finland. While you are wandering the historical square you’ll be greeted by troubadours, performances, vendors, and medieval battle reenactments.
If you love to dress up you can dress up as a knight, princess, or troubadour. You can even buy these clothes at the market.
The market takes place on the Old Great Square but don’t forget to visit Turku Castle, Turku Cathedral, and the city’s Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova museum. There you’ll find more performances and exhibitions.
If you want to know the program of the Medieval Market in Turku Finland you can visit their website to learn more. As there is a lot to see and do, you might want to take a look to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
july 1 (Thursday) - 4 (Sunday)
The old great square, Turku, Finland
Vanha Suurtori 3, 20500 Turku, Finland
The Wife Carrying World Championship in Finland is precisely what you think it is. It is a contest to carry your wife over an obstacle run. ‘Eukonkanto’ as the Finnish call
The Wife Carrying World Championship in Finland is precisely what you think it is. It is a contest to carry your wife over an obstacle run.
‘Eukonkanto’ as the Finnish call it originated in Finland. It is said it has its origins in the 1800’s when stories circled about robbers abducting wives and running away. Later the thieves actually trained by carrying heavy sacks, from where this sport originated.
You might find it funny to see men carry their wives on their back, but they actually do take it pretty seriously. There are wife-carrying contests all over the world, From Australia to India, Germany, and the United States.
The championship consists of several competitions like the sprint on Friday and the main contest on Saturday. But there is more. You’ll be able to enjoy a traditional market, live music, and Karaoke. One thing is for sure, you’ll never forget this experience.
Did you know there are pretty specific rules at the Wife Carrying World Championship in Finland? For example, the track is exactly 253,50 meters long, the minimum weight of the wife has to be 48 kilo’s, and you must enjoy yourself.
july 30 (Friday) - 31 (Saturday)
Rutakontie 3, 74300 Sonkajärvi, Finland