Sunday, August 12, 2012

Drinking zone

Have you been to a festival in Finland so far? If you haven’t let me tell you something about the rules of drinking alcohol in most of those places.

As you probably already know alcohol is a pretty sensitive topic in Finland. Since the abuse is quite high unfortunately the government is forced to regulate the consumption which results e.g. in high taxation and state controlled selling of hard drinks.

At festivals you will therefore find specific area where you can buy and drink alcohol. This was put into action to protect children and teenagers. You have to be 18 to enter these areas and are not allowed to leave them with a drink in your hand.


  1. I think you mean "alcohol is a pretty *sensitive* topic".

    1. Thanks for that! Changed it right away.