We just celebrated our first Vappu in Helsinki which is a Finnish celebration to mark the beginning of spring!
The city came to life for a street party which starts on April 30th. Thousands of people came together to watch students wash the statue of Havis Amanda and place a cap on her head. This is the most vibrant I have ever seen the city, there was an incredible buzz after a long dark winter. Lots of bubbles being drunk (sadly not by me this year), balloons everywhere, street music, colourful costumes and graduate caps to mark the eve of the beginning of spring. The celebrations continued onto the May 1st with picnics in Kaivopuisto Park and we got together with friends for a delicious feast. Such a perfect day.