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No Vappu withougt baloons

No Vappu withougt baloons

Balloons by Bill Davies (SA), via Flickr

Balloons by Bill Davies (SA), via Flickr

Vappu - In Finland May Day celebrations begin on May Day Eve. In Helsinki the statue "Havis Amanda", which lies near to the Helsinki market square, receives her white student's cap at six o'clock, at the same time as people put their caps on. This has been a tradition since 1932. Similar ceremonies take place in cities all around Finland, with different statues being "capped". The celebrations have begun and soon a carnival like atmosphere spreads among the normally quite and reserved Finns.

Vappu - In Finland May Day celebrations begin on May Day Eve. In Helsinki the statue "Havis Amanda", which lies near to the Helsinki market square, receives her white student's cap at six o'clock, at the same time as people put their caps on. This has been a tradition since 1932. Similar ceremonies take place in cities all around Finland, with different statues being "capped". The celebrations have begun and soon a carnival like atmosphere spreads among the normally quite and reserved Finns.

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Hillomunkit | Vappu | Pirkka

Hillomunkit | Vappu | Pirkka

Photography by laurenmethia.com, Floral Design by sayleslivingstonflowers.com

Rhode Island Wedding at Castle Hill Inn from Lauren Methia Photography

Photography by laurenmethia.com, Floral Design by sayleslivingstonflowers.com

Chocolate toffee popcorn by Kinuskikissa

Chocolate toffee popcorn by Kinuskikissa

I want the summer, I want sun!

I want the summer, I want sun!

Itse tehty sima tekee vapun! - Dansukker | Perinteinen sima

Itse tehty sima tekee vapun! - Dansukker | Perinteinen sima

Munkkirinkelit | Vappu |Vappu celebration in Finland (31.4.-1.5.)

Munkkirinkelit | Vappu |Vappu celebration in Finland (31.4.-1.5.)

Sima ja munkit  http://www.pirkka.fi/ruoka/reseptit/24441-sima

Sima ja munkit http://www.pirkka.fi/ruoka/reseptit/24441-sima

Pikamunkit - quick home made donuts. My grandmother always made these on Fridays -  and the family all came home. Yummy...

Pikamunkit - quick home made donuts. My grandmother always made these on Fridays - and the family all came home. Yummy...

Itse tehty tippaleipä on näyttävä syötävä, jonka kiemuraisia lonkeroita on ihana niin aikusten kuin lastenkin napsia. http://www.valio.fi/reseptit/tippaleipa/

Itse tehty tippaleipä on näyttävä syötävä, jonka kiemuraisia lonkeroita on ihana niin aikusten kuin lastenkin napsia. http://www.valio.fi/reseptit/tippaleipa/

In Finland, May Day is not complete without tippaleipä, a funnel cake only sold around May Day, and a glass of sima, a home-brewed soda made with lemon and brown sugar.

May Day Sweets: Sima and Tippaleipä

In Finland, May Day is not complete without tippaleipä, a funnel cake only sold around May Day, and a glass of sima, a home-brewed soda made with lemon and brown sugar.