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Tarmaque

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Halloween appropriation 9 10, 4:49am

@BETAOPTICS I didn't mean to imply it was wrong or something to be worried about. It's just that of all the Northern European/Scandinavian cultures, Finns are probably the least well known to the world at large.

That said, there's a fairly large Finnish immigrant population in my area of North America. Astoria Oregon counts around 6% of its population having Finnish origins. Most of the immigrants came between the late 1800s and early 1900s to work in the fishing industry, and they brought their culture with them. Suomi Hall is a prominent fixture in town to this day, and several public bath and sauna establishments still exist.