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East meets West for a holiday hug
12-25-2016, 07:28 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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This is an annual tradition I think is pretty sweet

Dancing is not a common sight on the Finnish-Russian border, but song, dance and hugs were the order of the day Monday when a Finnish Santa Claus and his Russian counterpart "Grandfather Frost" met to exchange seasonal greetings.

The Russian Orthodox Christmas is not celebrated until early January, after the festivities marking the start of a new year. Despite that difference, the timely message Grandfather Frost carried echoes in both East and West.

"Presents are not the most important thing. What's important is to take care of each other."

Santa Claus was in agreement with his eastern colleague.

"We can only hope for peace, joy and the good acts each of us should remember to extend to those close to us."

İmage
The two jolly old souls exchanged hugs right on the border. Image: Petri Kivimäki Yle

http://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/east_m...ug/9362127
12-26-2016, 02:50 PM #2
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Hell, if the various Father Christmas' and Santa Clauses can't get along, there's not much hope for the rest of us.
12-26-2016, 04:12 PM #3
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chuckle.gif No kidding, I hope they can keep things sorted out in the future.

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12-26-2016, 04:13 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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True

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12-26-2016, 11:42 PM #5
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Quote:This is an annual tradition I think is pretty sweet
More like a Lesson to all..
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12-26-2016, 11:54 PM #6
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yup.gif Hope your Christmas was good NM hi5.gif I ate too much chuckle.gif

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12-27-2016, 12:06 AM #7
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12-27-2016, 12:13 AM #8
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(12-26-2016, 11:54 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  yup.gif Hope your Christmas was good NM hi5.gif I ate too much chuckle.gif

Well..have a bad chest cold also no appetite for a week now already.. got snowed in over the holiday & today still snowing..

At least it isn't way below zero at the moment like it has been lately

Other than that it's all good & thanx for asking

Sounds like you had a ful-filling christmaschuckle.gif

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12-27-2016, 12:14 AM #9
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(12-27-2016, 12:06 AM)Octo Wrote:  burp.png

Sounds like you had a ful-filling christmas toochuckle.gif

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12-27-2016, 07:11 AM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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Yeah east met west on our dinner table as well so we had the best from both worlds.

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12-27-2016, 07:32 AM #11
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(12-27-2016, 07:11 AM)Octo Wrote:  Yeah east met west on our dinner table as well so we had the best from both worlds.

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You had sex on the dining table?

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12-27-2016, 07:41 AM #12
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We did?

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12-27-2016, 07:47 AM #13
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(12-26-2016, 11:54 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  yup.gif Hope your Christmas was good NM hi5.gif I ate too much chuckle.gif

Well..have a bad chest cold also no appetite for a week now already.. got snowed in over the holiday & today still snowing..

At least it isn't way below zero at the moment like it has been lately

Other than that it's all good & thanx for asking

Sounds like you had a ful-filling christmaschuckle.gif

Hope you get feeling better! I've had a sinus deal that just doesn't want to go away for anything. gaah.gif It's that time of year.

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12-27-2016, 07:55 AM #14
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(12-27-2016, 07:47 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(12-27-2016, 12:13 AM)-NIGHTMARE- Wrote:  
(12-26-2016, 11:54 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  yup.gif Hope your Christmas was good NM hi5.gif I ate too much chuckle.gif

Well..have a bad chest cold also no appetite for a week now already.. got snowed in over the holiday & today still snowing..

At least it isn't way below zero at the moment like it has been lately

Other than that it's all good & thanx for asking

Sounds like you had a ful-filling christmaschuckle.gif

Hope you get feeling better! I've had a sinus deal that just doesn't want to go away for anything. gaah.gif It's that time of year.

emo-daj.gif..waiting for it to just go away..annoying as all hell.
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12-27-2016, 07:59 AM #15
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(12-27-2016, 07:11 AM)Octo Wrote:  Yeah east met west on our dinner table as well so we had the best from both worlds.

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Sounds delicious Octo.

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