The wistful spirit under the northern star
From Agricola to Hanoi Rocks, the Finnish culture lives on realism and languor. ON 6 DECEMBER, Finland quiets down to honour its independence day. For some foreigners, the wistfulness may seem odd as the only things marking the day are the flags and the blue-and-white candles in the windows. But for celebrating Finnish cultural heritage, it is only natural to do it in a gentle manner that grows from the very core of Finnish history.