Pikkujoulu or “little Christmas” is the traditional Finnish party in anticipation of Christmas, usually held a few weeks before the holidays, based on Advent. The festivity often includes a buffet of Christmas foods and drinks and even some singing among friends.
Mike and I were invited to our friends Tina & Mark’s annual Pikkujoulu in Zurich, where we spent the evening meeting friends and feasting on wonderful Finnish home cooking. We even learned a few Finnish words, though spelling them was a challenge 🙂
Here are some traditional Finnish holiday foods we ate that night…amazing!
We ate to our hearts’ content, accompanied by some Glögi (Finnish mulled wine with sliced almonds and raisins); Siideriä (cider) and Salmiakki ja minttu (a Finnish liquor that tastes like black licorice).
Thanks for a wonderful time and Hyvää Pikkujoulua!