28 Mar 2020

Anu Partanen: why is Finland so happy?

From Saturday Morning, 8:07 am on 28 March 2020

Finland was named the happiest country in the world this month for the third straight year.

The country’s come out on top of the World Happiness Report. So why are the Finns so happy?

And is their good humour persisting in the face of COVID-19? Anu Partanen is the author of The Nordic Theory of Everything who’s recently moved back to her native Finland after a decade spent living in New York.

Helsinki, Finland - August 30: Unidentified people in Helsinki Old Town, Finland at August 30, 2018.

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