After Midsummer Vappu (Labour Day, 1st of May, for ye who aren’t from around) is probably the most looked-forward to national holiday in Finland. The night before the actual Labour Day is the night to party (although it starts already well before the “night”).
Last year I mentioned already that people consummate a vast amount of alcoholic beverages, but aside that every year it’s one big dress-up party and a lot of “standard procedures”.
God-lovers and anarchists demonstrate side-by-side like they would be the best of friends…
But the trademark Finnish Vappu is best know for is the graduates, from all ages, coming downtown with their funny white hats.
And lots of these (in many different sizes, colors, shapes and with ridiculous price tags)