Student's best friend Vappu is just around the corner!
The First of May or "Vappu" is the Finnish version of Labour Day that we celebrate to honour working people. It is also the biggest student festival of the year, bringing together tens of thousands of students and other citizens of Turku.
On April 30th at 5:30 pm we gather at Turku Art Museum to listen to music and speeches. At 6pm sharp, we all put on our students cap (ylioppilaslakki). The moment when thousands of students with their caps have gathered at Aurakatu is by far the most impressive part of Vappu - you don’t want to miss this! After the "capping", Vappu celebration continues at 6:30 pm in the Runeberg Park where dental students will wash the Lilja Statue.
On May 1st from noon untill late afternoon, students and other citizens gather at Vartiovuorenmäki for picnic. After Vappu extravaganza the previous night, now it's time to enjoy the spring in relaxed atmosphere, eat traditional Vappu meal and drink some sparkling wine with friends.
More info and detailed programme at Vappu event page.
The most updated news and pro tips at our TYYlikäs vappu Facebook page.
#SiistiVappu 2019 / Clean Vappu 2019 campaig at Facebook. Show some love to the environment and support our campaign!