Tag: four seasons

Reasons why I am proud to be a Finn

When someone asks me to describe what Finnish culture is, the first things that come to my mind are material ones such as liquorice, rye bread, saunas and Moomin. The more important things may lie beyond the surface as we might easily take those for granted. I’m talking about cleanliness, nature, education, healthcare and safety to mention a few.

We Finns - Mikko Louhimaa

In this blog post I ponder Finnishness from the perspective of its social dynamics and the contrast between its modesty and appeal. I address the question of why Finns keep coming back to Finland from travelling or living abroad.