When & Where The Vappu Festival occurs on 30th April in Finland- best get to Helsinki for celebrations,
Finland's Spring Break Everyone is a student in Finland for a day of drinking mead on the streets & dancing. When you graduate from University in Finland you receive a white cap. Not unlike to a sailors hat. This is the first thing you will need.
Be at the Havis Amanda statue for 6pm April 30th (shes naked) in the centre of Helsinki. It's washed down and a white hat is placed upon it. When the cap is in place there is an explosion of champagne and sparkling white. Streamers, whistles & balloons hoard the air space. The celebrations carry onto the wee hours with a myriad of crazy bars, clubs & house parties to try out.
Spring Festivals in Finland
Theren't many Spring Festivals in Finland and this is certainly a good way to see the people's traditions and customs.
Getting there You can fly into Helsinki international airport here.
Accommodation There are quality hotels and cheap accommodation in Helsinki available here.