April 22, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 94

Laskiainen celebrated at Little Finland

HURLEY — Little Finland hosted a traditional Laskiainen, or ‘sledding day,’ luncheon of pea soup and kropsu on Sunday.

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Kropsu is a Finnish pancake baked in the oven and served with jellies or syrup. Buttermilk, coffee and Finnish bread were also served. The event drew around 50 people,

For more than 30 years the event has been hailed as a pre-Lenten celebration, in February, but this year it was moved it to April, said Sonja Luoma, event organizer.

A Finnish heritage center, Little Finland also features a museum, a gift shop, walking trails and a pavilion. Each month there are di...