Unveiling the Mystery of the Happiest Country in the World

For the seventh consecutive year, Finland has been named the world’s happiest country according to the World Happiness Report, established in 2012 by the United Nations to promote sustainable development goals. In a survey where participants rated their lives on a scale from one to ten, Finland scored 7.7, securing its top spot. Scandinavian countries dominated the list while the United States and Germany fell out of the top 20. Afghanistan, plagued by war and conflict, ranked lowest with a score of 1.7.

Finland’s ambassador to Germany, Kai Sauer, attributes the country’s happiness to factors such as gender equality, trust in national institutions and citizens, and low corruption. He highlights that Finland was the first country in the world to grant women full right to vote and run in parliamentary elections in 1906. Additionally, Transparency International ranks Finland as second-least corrupt country after Denmark.

The Finnish government’s policies on education, healthcare, and family support also contribute to the happiness of its citizens. The education system is ranked among the top globally and offers universal healthcare. However, some believe that Finns’ emphasis on sauna culture plays a role in their contentment too. With approximately 3.5 million saunas in the country, Finland has a sauna for every two residents; saunas are found in all government buildings and are an integral part of Finnish culture.

An exhibition in Berlin sponsored by the Finnish embassy titled “Die Sauna – Echt heiss – Echt finnisch” celebrates this unique tradition with photos and videos of saunas across Finland; it also features an actual sauna that visitors can use during designated hours. The exhibition has been a significant success with all remaining sessions fully booked.

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By Samantha Johnson

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