Many members of my family have a needlepoint picture of Cinderella--Tuhkimo--in their homes. I purchased and completed one for myself when I was in Finland many years ago. What is the significance of Tuhkimo in Finnish culture and tradition?
The appeal of the Cinderella fairy tale for the Finnish children seems to be the same as for most children in around the world. Like most classical fairy tales, the universal theme of the initial rejection of the main protagonist and her eventual victory over her adversaries captivates children all over the world.