Saturday, May 1, 2010
Vappu (Walburgis day)
Walpurgis day (Vappu) is one of the biggest Carnival-style festivals held in the streets of Finland's towns and cities. The celebration, which begins on the evening of April 30 and continues to May 1, typically centres on copious consumption of sparkling wine (& alcohol in general :P). Student traditions, particularly those of the engineering students, are one of the main characteristics of Vappu. Since the end of the 19th century, this traditional upper-class feast has been appropriated by university students. Many graduates from lukio (gymnasium) and university students wear a cap. The cap of the engineering students is distinguished by a pom-pom hanging from it. One tradition is to drink sima, a home-made mead, along with freshly cooked doughnuts. Information & Vappu picnic picture are from Wikipedia.
Mini's Hello Kitty balloon, 2 bottles of sima, tippaleipä & small doughnuts.
Links to some recipes:
Thank you blogger for rotating the photo :P
This time we had a theme party with our friends, I was a sailor girl and husband was a sailor :D So not a traditional Vappu but we start to get too old and lazy. LOL
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