Sweat, tech, energy and food are on the agenda when Finland celebrates its centenary with events around the world. Pick one and meet and greet the Finns and their country.
The year Helsinki Design Week, Scandinavia's biggest design fest, was founded
Every year for one July weekend the population of the town of Joensuu, near the Finnish-Russian border, virtually doubles when music-lovers flock in for the Ilosaarirock festival. Volunteer workers make an essential contribution to the organisation of this popular event.
The year Ruisrock, Finland's oldest (and Europe's second-oldest) rock fest, was founded