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Vappu 1st of May Celebration

This spring festival is a popular carnival that has traditionally been celebrated by workers and students. On the eve of May Day, students gather at the Market Square to wash the statue of Havis Amanda and place a student cap on her head. The celebrations continue throughout the city. The following morning everyone gathers in Kaivopuisto Park and Ullanlinnanmäki for a picnic and more sparkling wine. Parades and other events are also held around Helsinki

Earlier Event: May 19
Restaurant Days in Helsinki
Later Event: June 21
Midsummer celebration on Kumlinge