Thursday, 2 May 2013

The Baltic Herring Fair in Helsinki

The Baltic Herring Fair is Helsinki's oldest traditional annual event, dating back to 1743. Early October Helsinki's famous Market Square, bordering the Baltic Sea, bustles with activity, when fishermen from the south coast and the Åland islands sell their products directly from their boats.

During the 1925 Baltic Herring Fair, the row of fishing boats at the Market Square was an impressive sight:

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