People in Finland are celebrating National Sleepy Head Day and it's awesome

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People in Finland are celebrating National Sleepy Head Day and it's awesome

It’s National Sleepy Head Day everyone.

If you have no idea what that is you need to wake up.

Actually, we wouldn’t blame you for not knowing because the day is normally held in Finland.

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On July 27 each year the last person caught sleeping at home is woken up in a rather rude way.

They’re lifted from their bed and thrown into a sea or lake.

If their family and friends aren’t that mean they’ll just pour water over them instead.

All this is done because the person who wakes up last on National Sleepy Head Day is seen as being the laziest.

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The day honours the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus, which is a Christian myth about seven people who w ere accidentally locked in a cave for two centuries.

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When the cave was re-opened in 450 AD they were somehow still asleep.

This led to Finnish people celebrating National Sleepy Head Day and teasing each other they would sleep for 200 years if they did not wake up in time.

The whole of the country celebrates the day but it’s especially a big deal in the town of Naantali where you have to get up before 7am on July 27 or you’re in trouble.

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