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Vappu - First of May

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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.

Vappu eve 30.4.
Program starts at 5:30 pm at Taidemuseonmäki
Sohon Torwet (music)
Turun yliopiston kuoro (music)
Speech: Sini Saarinen, The Chair of the Executive Board Student Union of University of Turku

The Wash of the Lilja Statue at 6:30 pm
Sohon Torwet (music)
Turun hammaslääketieteen kandidaattiseura
Tuomas Dahlström, Student Union Council Chair, TYY
Jonathan Nyström, Fullmäktigeordförande, ÅAS

Vappu day 1.5.
Picnic at 12 am at Vartiovuori
Turun Wappuradio LIVE
Turun yliopiston kuoro
Speech for the spring, Rector of University of Turku, Kalervo Väänänen
Kalpeat Varjot, Vappuintro 2019 winner (music)

Vappu patches
Vappu patches are sold at TYY Service Desk during all opening hours.
We will also be selling the patches at campus area:
23.4. Agora at 12-14
24.4. Educarium at 12:30-14:00
25.4. Natura at 11:30-14:00
30.4. at TYYn punch, time and place TBA

Same selling times go for SiistiVappu patches.
Don't miss our #SiistiVappu, #CleanVappu campaign!

Vappu is a lot of fun but heavy on environment. Show some love to the nature and support our campaign at SiistiVappu 2019 Facebook page.
There are many thing you can do to make Vappu clean again, the easieast of them listed here:
- Avoid single use dishes and unnecessary packing matherial
- Don't be a litterbug, there are close to hundred trash cans at both Taidemuseonmäki and Vartiovuorenmäki, so the nearest one should never be too far.


TYY Fisrt of May celebration in cooperation with
Lounais-Suomen jätehuolto
Night Club Marilyn
Turku Audio
X-Sec Group Oy

For more information:

student culture, environment, campuses at Rauma and Pori, municipality affairs Mari van den Berg
Last updated: 26.04.2019 klo 14:36