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The Finnish traditional dishes karjalanpiirakat (Karelian rice pastries) and karjalanpaisti (Karelian meat stew) come from Southeastern Finland.
Lönnrot collected poems for the Kalevala from Karelian people who sung folk poetry

Celebrities from Lappeenranta:
Ex-news-reporter Arvi Lind
Heavy metal bands Mokoma and Kotiteollisuus

Dialectal cartoons:
Kallija tyttölöi (Asterix)

Dialectal words:
koussikka = a ladle

Karelian people are considered merry and chatty.