Monday, April 30, 2012

Vappu picnic at Kaivopuisto

If you want to celebrate Vappu properly like the Finns do you should be prepared to wake up early tomorrow. On May 1st Helsinki locals go to have an early picnic at Kaivopuisto Park. It is a very old tradition and takes place no matter if it rains, storms or snows. Luckily the forecast for tomorrow is pretty good. It is one of the things you have to experience when you spend May 1st in Helsinki. Bring some snacks and drinks, a blanket to sit on and be early. Even though it’s a big park it’s going to be packed. The later you come the tougher it will be to find a spot to sit down. Many groups and families have traditional spots where they are every year. To reserve it they go through the trouble of coming there already at 7 in the morning (some might already be there the night before).

But you don’t have to sit down. You can also just walk around and enjoy the atmosphere.

Hyvää vappua!

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