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Summer Services V: Food Queue

Summer services (Suviseurat in Finnish) is the annual meeting of Conservative Laestadian movement. Leastadians are part of the Finnish Lutheran Church.

Summer services is the biggest spiritual meeting in Finland and one of the biggest summer festivals gathering somewhat 80000 people every year.

The four day program consist of sermons, hymns and the songs of Zion. The program is transmitted with the aid of loudspeakers all over the 270 acres festival area.

In 2018 Summer services were held in Äänekoski.

In this soundscape you can hear people chatting while queuing food. In the Summer services area there are numerous places for people to buy food. To make it easier for the big families one can opt to buy food by large quantities for littre price as an alternative to buying separate meals.

Sound, photo : Antti Makkonen


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Recorded on June 28, 2018
Summer Services
Äänekoski, FINLAND
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