We visited today, on the last day this year, the Baltic Herring Fair (silakkamarkkinat), which is a very traditional market and has been an annual event since 1743 (according to VisitHelsinki). Even though I am not a huge fan of the Baltic Herring, it has played a big role in the local diet for centuries, and the fair has a certain atmosphere to it. I love the fact that the fish, although most of it now in jars, is still sold from the boats. We spent a lovely morning on the fair but I won’t go into detail because Travellers Tree has written an awesome and informative post on the fair. So please take a look at to be tempted to visit the fair next year!