Heikinpäivä made a joyful return to Hancock Saturday, after a two-year absence caused by COVID-19 concerns.
Despite temperatures in the high single digits, crowds lined Quincy Street for the annual parade. The toris reported brisk business, and people enjoyed the circle dance, the wife-carrying contest, and the kids kicksled races.
The annual buffet and dance was well-attended Saturday night.
Finnish American Heritage Center Director David Maki said it was great to have the festival back…
One Heikinpäivä-related activity continues. The Animal Life: Art from the Kalevala display will be open through February at the Kerredge Gallery at the Copper Community Arts Center in downtown Hancock.