Scandinavia and the World

Make a good impression

Make a good impression

The main reason why Åland isn’t too fond of Finland.

First off, mämmi looks like this and is a special Easter dish in Finland.

A myth goes that when Sweden and Finland were fighting over Åland (the Ålanders wanted to be part of Sweden, and weren’t satisfied with Finland offering them autonomous status) and they asked the League of Nations (It doesn't exist anymore, which is why I put King Europe in the comic instead) for help, it happened around Easter. The emissaries went to Finland for a meeting, and the Finns served them the traditional mämmi to make a good impression. When the emissaries saw what was on their plates they said, “If this is what they eat, they should at least have Åland” :XD:

The real reason was that a number of small islands are between Åland and Finland, and if you sail to Åland from Finland, you can at all times see land. That wasn’t the case with Sweden.

Oh, and Norway isn’t part of EU, which is why King Europe is bugging him. :D

10th October 2010

Tagged in Denmark Norway Finland Europe Aland Sweden

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32 M
4 days ago #9361959        

What´s the deal with Russia, sorry?

2 months ago #9340679        

I'd eat that.

2 months ago #9340236        

I feel like murdering King Europe now...


21 M
3 months ago #9328088        

Shoulda just offered a burger lol



16 F


16 M
4 months ago #9312562        

more Finns eat karelian pies than mämmi. I for one can't stand mämmi, but the pies are frigging delicious when eaten fresh from the oven and with some eggbutter (basically hard boiled eggs chopped to little pieces and mixed with butter)


15 F
5 months ago #9301547        

No! Don't break up Sweden and Åland

5 months ago #9296890        

mämmi isnt that bad...

5 months ago #9296129        

Norway :)

5 months ago #9295987        

actually finns eat more karjalanpiirakkaa than they eat mämmiä

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