Aatonaatto isn’t a tongue twister but a Finnish word meaning the day before Christmas Eve. The literal translation is “the eve of the eve”.

In Finland the big Christmas day, when you eat well and open the presents, is on the 24th. Christmas Day is reserved for chilling and eating the leftovers.

On aatonaatto, the eve of the eve, I took my camera and went out as the streets got quieter ahead of Christmas Eve.

All the photos below are taken on the day before Christmas Eve in a small town in Finland.

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