Dating customs finland
Finnish culture may be seen to build upon the relatively ascetic environmental realities, traditional livelihoods and a heritage of egalitarianism, (see e.g.: Everyman's right and universal suffrage) and the traditionally widespread ideal of self-sufficiency (see, e.g.: the predominant rural life but also more modern manifestations of such a life in the summer cottage).
There are still cultural differences between Finland's regions, especially minor differences in accents and vocabulary.
Finland’s contemporary art scene embraces everything from experimental artist-run initiatives and commercial galleries to flagship art institutions.
There are over 3,000 professional visual artists, more than 55 art museums, and numerous art galleries packed into this northern country.
Finns are also nationalistic, as opposed to self-identification with ethnicity or clan. The traditions were partly indigenous, but also influenced by Baltic and Norse paganism.Notably, nationalists did not consider the Swedish-speakers members of a different (Swedish) nation; in fact, many Fennomans came from Swedish-speaking families.The Finnish-speaking part of the population are called Finns, possibly including a subculture of Swedish-speaking Finns.Also, there are over 50 international artist residencies in Finland – the largest number in the world relative to the population.In a country of such abundant forests, Finland has been built mostly from wood all the way up to the last century.
In 1721, the Nystad Peace Treaty was signed ending Swedish dominance in the Baltic region. From 1809 to 1917, Finland was a Grand Duchy with the Russian Czar as the constitutional monarch.