Helsinki's Vappu. Traditional students holiday in Finland.

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other1_f on August 29, 2011

Welcome to the "Traditional" group. It would help some words about this tradition to let us know more. Thank you. Elena

Nicola e Pina Iran 2… on August 29, 2011

other1_f, thanks.

Vappu, or May Day is a national holiday, an event for Finns to emphatically welcome spring after several months of little daylight. It can be compared to Mardi Gras with parades and parties. Traditionally, the event begins on the eve of Vappu by former and current students putting on their student caps (graduation cap).wikipedia.

Greetings from Sicily, Nicola e Pina

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Photo taken in Esplanadi, Pohjoisesplanadi, Helsinki, Finland

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