Thoughts on Finnishness by TAMK Students
Finnish sauna culture and all it's traditions are very unique. In the past people have used saunas as treatments to diseases, given birth in them and even dried grain in the sauna. Back in the day people believed that in every sauna, there lived a sauna elf or spirit. Although transformed more into modern time saunas still hold some of the old times spirituality and superstitions.
If we ignore all the subjective stereotypical "Finnish things", being Finnish boils down to a certain mentality, which we tend to share in common. I would describe it as this "I should've seen this coming" attitude, but not exactly always expecting the worst. Which also can be quite usual.