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You asked, we answered: Here’s how to pronounce Heikinpäivä

January 23, 2017

Heikinpäivä Parade

Every year Finlandia University welcomes hundreds of new students to campus, and each January those students are welcomed to town by a new mix of familiar letters – two of which have an unfamiliar pair of dots above them. That word:



But seeing it is one thing, it’s another thing to learn how to pronounce it. That’s what happened today as Media Intern Walker Enstad made his way through campus asking students and staff how to pronounce the word. The answers, as you might expect, were all over the place!

A big thanks to everyone who took their shot at the word. Be sure to check out the event this Saturday including the parade, a debatably world famous kicksled and the crowd favorite wife-carrying contest! See the full schedule of events at on the Heikinpäivä 2017 website.

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