Midsummer in Finland always makes a splash, whether it’s the spray from swimmers diving into a lake or the splatter of raindrops on the treetops. This video catches both, as well as the long days that never quite turn into night.
Finnish word for "Hello!"
A little more than a century ago, the newly independent nation of Finland experienced a short but brutal civil war. Though the conflict left deep scars, a culture of working together helped former enemies reconcile and allowed the country to progress relatively quickly in its nation-building process.
With more heavy metal bands per capita than anywhere else in the known universe, Finland is at the heart of the tight-knit global metal community. We see how they determine which Finnish city gets the title of Capital of Metal. We also talk with the Finnish university researcher behind the annual Modern Heavy Metal Conference.
Amount of saunas in Finland
Source: Finnish Sauna Society
Finland’s original approach to cataloguing intangible cultural heritage is collaborative and ongoing. The inventory includes many of the country’s singular strengths and inimitable quirks, some of which might become part of Unesco’s lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The year National Failure Day was introduced