HomeCultureThe Weather, Events, and Opening Hours – Your Guide to Vappu 2017 Editorial Team 04/28/2017 Culture, May Day, Membership content 1801 Vappu celebrations at the Market Square in Helsinki in 2015. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today By Georgie Gaskin and Tony Öhberg Every time we ask a Finn about vappu, we notice their eyes light up and they start to jump around a little. So, what’s making the Finns so excited? What is this holiday and flag day all about? You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us Contribute to the discussion Be the First to Comment! Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments You must be logged in to post a comment. You must be logged in to post a comment.