Jutajaiset Folklore Festival

Jutajaiset Folklore Festival

Late June, including midsummer's eve
The Jutajaiset Folklore Festival is a 10-day cultural fair held each year in late June in Lapland, the artic region of northern Finland. Jutajaiset celebrates midsummer, a period during which the region—known as the "land of the midnight sun"—experiences 24-hour daylight.
Since beginning in 1972, the festival has been sponsored by the youth folklore society Lapin Nuorison Liitto, first in Sodankylä until 1994 and afterwards in Rovaniemi. It showcases the unique culture of the Sami people of Lapland, with educational programs, local artists, dancers, and musicians. In addition, the festival presents performers from throughout the world, including Estonia, India, Mexico, Russia, and Slovakia. Food and refreshments are available on site.
CONTACTS:
Jutajaiset
Rovakatu 26 A 19
FI-96200 Rovaniemi Finland
www.jutajaiset.fi