Vappu in Vaasa, Finland

Vappu in Vaasa, Finland

Which, roughly translated, means ‘Fun May Day Finland’. Vappu is celebrated on the 1st of May by just about everyone in Finland. It is particularly a day for students to celebrate and trade unionists to hold marches, and for everyone else to just enjoy. It’s a Bank Holiday and the town squares are totally full of stalls selling foods and toys and sweets. There are parades of veteran cars, American cars and motorbikes and (weather permitting) everybody celebrates the coming of spring. Click HERE to see my album of photos from various Vappu years.