As a girl who constantly is looking for excuses to throw parties (especially with a theme), for me an important part of being Finnish are our unique holidays and celebrations. From our never-ending student parties on Vappu, to dancing around the bonfire and swimming under the midnight sun on Juhannus, to the peaceful and tranquil days of December to celebrate our Independence Day and Christmas.
Finnishness can mean different things to different people. To me, Finnishness means the traits of a character, for example honesty, perseverance, loalty and humbleness. In addition to those things, at least to me Finnishness and being a Finn also means things that can be a little stereotyped, e.g. sauna, salmiakki, Moomins and metal music. But I personally am very proud of the fact that all those things come from Finland and that they are well-known internationally, too.