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Traditional Pikkujoulu Celebration held in Downtown Duluth

Adam Olander
Created: December 02, 2018 10:50 PM

Finns in the Northland were celebrating a Christmas tradition in downtown Duluth on Sunday.

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Pikkujoulu 2018, which was being held in the Great Lakes Ballroom at Holiday Inn, marked the 38th year the event has been celebrated within the area. As usual, the celebration acts a warm up for the Christmas which is typically a bigger celebration.

"Today we're celebrating what's called Pikkujoulu," said Event Organizer, Jeff Iisakka. "and what Pikkujoulu means in Finnish is little Christmas. And its been tradition since the 1800's for Finns to celebrate a small Christmas celebration before the big celebration. So we're here with 316 mostly Finnish people having a good day of celebration and music and fellowship and so forth."

Following their Finnish dinner, those in attendance were able to enjoy a performance by the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra.

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