Tiernapojat in Käpylä – Traditional Finnish Christmas Play
Tiernapojat is a story about the three wise men’s journey to see the newborn Jesus and king Herod’s order to kill all baby boys to get rid of him. The play is part of Christmas festivities in most schools so its songs and lines are well-known among Finns.
The version played on Pohjolankatu street in Helsinki modifies the story and characters a bit. Those of you who know the story, can you spot Vellihousu character from the photos?
See the play performed in a popular tv-serie Kotikatu. It’s mostly sang so it can be enjoyed even if you don’t understand the lyrics.