Merja sent me this pretty card of Liperi which is a small village near Joensuu. The rowing event displayed on the card takes place every year in July. The biggest row boat with seven pairs of oars is called the “Church Boat”. The name comes from olden times when people went to church by these kinds of boats in the countryside.
Liperi is a municipality of Finland. It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Liperi is a picturesque community of 12,253 (31 January 2011) with the growth rate of 83 newcomers in 11 months in 2007. The population density is 16.86 inhabitants per square kilometre (43.7 /sq mi). The municipality covers an area of 1,161.22 square kilometres (448.35 sq mi) of which 434.33 km2 (167.70 sq mi) is water, so it can be described as beautiful countryside.