Vappu 2010

If you don’t know how May Day is celebrated in Finland and why it’s important, this old Helsingin Sanomat article will give you the lowdown.  This year it was a little bit chilly but not unseasonably cold.  I noticed there was less people wearing high school graduation caps and more “carnival” style headwear.  I guess some sort of ethnographic inventory is in order, as still people don’t know what my cap is all about.

Manta
Havis Amanda after being crowned

Manta panorama
Havis Amanda Panorama on May Day Eve (Vappuaatto)

Vappu in Kaivopuisto
Kaivopuisto full of revelers on May Day (Vappu)

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