CIGARETTES … Two American style local brands are the North State, Kent, Li f e and Milton.
CLIMATE … Similar to that of New England. July and August are the best times to visit Finland.
CLUBS … Rotary Club, Lions, Zonta.
COMMON COURTESIES AND CUSTOMS… The sauna, the famous Finnish bath, is a must when you visit Finland. Nearly every home has one, and almost every hotel. In Finland, both men and women always shake hands on meeting each other. Children should not be excluded from this ceremony. When introduced, you are also expected to mention your last name. When invited anywhere, you are expected to be prompt. This means you arrive between 7:30 and 7:35 for a dinner party scheduled for 7:30. Another Finnish social custom is that of observing the name day, as well as the birthday of friends and relatives.
COMMUNICATIONS. . . Telephone, cables, radio and transatlantic telephones, airmail.
CURRENCY … The monetary unit is the Finn mark, worth 320 to the U. S. dollar.
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR UNITED STATES CITIZENS… Passport, no visa required. You may bring in 1 liter of liquor, 2 of wine and 2 of beer; an unlimited amount of Finnish marks and other currency. 20,000 Finnish marks and foreign currency to the amount imported may be taken out. You may bring in duty free, 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 2 lbs. of tobacco.