Culture of Finland
Residents of the country Suomi miraculously ablepreserve cultural traditions of their ancestors, referring back to the days of domination of the Gentiles, and the dignity and harmoniously combine them with orthodox customs. The resulting cocktail can be rightfully called a culture of Finland, the main features of which - restraint, Q factor and thoroughness. However, these qualities are perhaps the main features and the nature of any Finn.
There are outside influences
In Finnish culture to a large extent influencedcustoms and traditions of the neighboring Nordic countries, the more so that their people have always had much in common with the Finns. Scandinavian tribes worshiped the same gods, the weather conditions of the environment in which they lived, were very similar, and because the holidays have become similar, kitchen - related, and the music and the songs are equally restrained and smooth.
The proximity of Karelia gave the Finns epic poetry"Kalevala", which became known as the Karelian-Finnish. The book is based fifty runes - songs peoples of Karelia and Finland, collected and systematized by the Finnish linguist E. Lönnrot. "Kalevala" strongly influenced the rest of his not only literary, but also the music component of culture in Finland. By the way, the Finns are proud of their Nobel laureate in the field of writing books Frans Sillanpää.
Architecture Finland formed againbased on the characteristics of life, the harsh nature, difficult climatic conditions. The homes of Finns - squat, nice and strong, they have no special decorations, built of stone and wood. Stone architecture comes in the XII century to the fore and in the construction of temples. Preserved a vivid example of medieval church architecture - ensemble near the Cathedral in Turku.
Having obtained independence, the Finnish people becamecarefully maintain and increase national traditions. This desire has touched all areas of Finnish culture, and schools began to emerge in the country and workshops where anyone could learn wood carving, or forging metal.
Holiday has and culture
Of particular relevance to the culture in FinlandIt reflected in the fact that in the last day of winter in the country celebrated separately. Seeing the winter, Finns and celebrate the Day of Kalevala, otherwise known as the Day of Finnish culture. In 1835, Elias Lönnrot put his signature on February 28, sending to print the first edition of the famous epic.