Thursday, 26 July 2012

Sleeping in

Next Friday Finns can celebrate the National Sleepy Head Day. On July 27th the last person in the house to wake up is woken up using water. We have a permission to throw the Sleepy Head into a lake our the sea. If there aren’t any water bodies nearby a bucket of water is also a suitable option.

Our silly little tradition is based on the story of Saint of Ephesus who slept in a cave for some 200 years during the Middle Ages. He was hiding from the Roman Emperor Decius and fell a sleep. Obviously he had a great bed in that cave, why else would someone sleep for 200 years?
Saint Paul from Ephesus. Sourca: Wikipedia

Hotel Merihovi’s staff is quite aware of the fact that you may wake your family member with a bucket of water once a year. On the other hand we do respect our costumers and leave them alone. But we do recommend getting up before 9 AM or else you might miss our delicious breakfast buffet.

Whatever the case and you feel like sleeping in next Friday just put a “Do not disturb” sign in your door and the maids will clean your room later. Our Hotel guarantees great sleep so there is no reason for us not to celebrate National Sleepy Head Day every day.

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