National identity

Finnish people get really excited if a foreigner knows some facts about Finland. We always get excited about success of a Finn abroad. Finland is a fairly small country and therefore all success brings a sense of great pride to a Finn. We have a tradition of going to the central market (“Torille”) if we have success in an international sport.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle torille

Personal space

Finns respect their personal space. The picture below is an illustration of Finns waiting for a bus….

Aiheeseen liittyvä kuva

Other things that make Finns Finnish

Sauna, coffee, swimming in frozen lakes, being on time, mökki (vacation home. Every fourth Finn has one), punctuality, summer festivals etc…


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