The Pääjärvi homestead comes to life once a year the first weekend in July when the Pajala Market takes place. Many family members from all over Sweden gather for an informal reunion.

Tents in the garden behind the house which is full.

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Always lots of fika – coffee, cakes and food – pour out of the house.

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The water heater and sauna in the garden is always fired up, hot and ready.

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The weather was perfect this year, including wind to blow the mosquitos away.

The garden takes up the overflow when the house isn’t big enough and the weather is good. Actually the weather doesn’t really matter.

Outside anyway!!