We are having a lovely sunny winter day, flags flying in the honour of Minna Canth Day (March 19th.)
Minna Canth (1844-1897) was a writer and social influencer who sought to improve the position of women and the disadvantaged through her works and work. Canth has been flagged in honor of her birthday and equality since 2003. Minna Canth became the eighth person which has got its own flag-raising day and a first woman. She was preceded by seven men.
But no more about equality, how about this news, despite the devastating events of the last 12 months and the resulting decline in mental health in a number of destinations, there’s been no change at the top spot when it comes to ranking the happiest country in the world.
For the fourth year running, Finland has come out on top in the annual list powered by data from the Gallup World Poll, with Iceland, Denmark, Switzerland, and the Netherlands following in second, third, fourth and fifth position respectively.
To celebrate that I am going to show some solemn faces from the happiest country. My grandkids, the two older ones are not so keen to smile at the camera even if they are happy kids most of the times 🙂 I caught these shots while they were watching a movie and reading comics. The youngest is full of smiles 🙂 when eating popcorn.
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Congratulations and cheers to Happy Finns and your grandchildren. 🙂
Beautiful grandkids, good pictures – and congrats to Finland on another first, I can well imagine its a good place to live. 🙂
Thanks Adrian I agree 🙂 they are lovely kids. This is a in many ways a great place to grow up, kids can walk and play by themselves outside, in the woods, walk in the cities. Not many place have that.
It was quite like that here when I was a kid, 60 or so years ago; but now we have a mixture of dangers, and also I think some over reaction to them by parents. A sad state of things.
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