Going out to the woods to collect mushrooms and berries is a natural pastime in Finland – some might even call it a sport.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the first Moomin book, which introduced a cast of characters that gained international fame. We talk to the designer behind one of the most unusual Moomin success stories: the mugs that you can find in almost every Finnish household. They’re so popular that someone even wrote a master’s thesis about them.
Finnish word for "Hello!"
Amount of saunas in Finland
Source: Finnish Sauna Society
In the extraordinary circumstances of 2020, Finland’s wild, carnival-calibre celebration Vappu (known as May Day, Labour Day or Walpurgis in English) calls for unusual amounts of creativity so that people can get together while still staying apart. Vappu – this time it’s virtual.
The year National Failure Day was introduced