Vappu 2020

Do you find it difficult to come up with programs for the vappu celebration? No worries! Here we have some tips to help you get started on this year’s festivities!

29–30.4. Doughnuts from Unicafe foodvan

Spend Vappu in style even at home with UniCafe’s sima and vegan doughnuts! Purchase your sweet Vappu delights from the Foodvan or the take away points at Kaivopiha and Chemicum (Kumpula Campus). Doughnuts are prepared and packed on the same day, and sold in bags of 4 pieces (4€/bag); and as a finishing touch, grab some UniCafe Social Distancing Sima to go (2€/1.5l bottle).

Where can you find the Foodvan? Check out the schedule here!

30.4 at 17:45 Capping of Havis Amanda

This year Havis Amanda will get her hat virtually!
Conducted in cooperation with the City of Helsinki and VR studio Zoan, the virtual crowning ceremony offers an opportunity to experience the traditional event in a wholly new and unique manner. The event also offers viewers the opportunity to interact, react and experience much-needed communality in virtual reality. The crowning ceremony can be viewed e.g. at on May Day Eve, April 30, at 17:45, and it is a part of the larger Vappu programme offered by the City of Helsinki. 
So you can dig your white hat out of the closet and, for the first time in history, take part in the Capping of Havis Amanda without getting lost in the crowd and join in cheering virtually with thousands of other vappu celebrants. 

Click here to join the virtual Capping of Havis Amanda at!

After Havis Amanda you can stay there and enjoy Helsinki city’s official vappu concert with JVG!

30.4 kl 18:15 Videovappen with X3M

Stay home at during Vappu and celebrate with X3M instead on Zoom! Märta & Simon will host the party and promise virtual competitions and fine performances by the humor group KAJ and Linnea Henriksson. Cheer in the spring with Yle X3M!

Register through their form and you will receive the invitation directly in your email!

30.4 at 19:00 JVG virtual concert

Popular pop band JVG lifts the mood of the distance vappu celebrants with a live concert in virtual reality using elements familiar from the gaming world. The concert will be offered by the City of Helsinki together with Zoan and Fullsteam Agency, which specializes in virtual technology, and its arena will be a virtual Helsinki, modeled by the center of Helsinki.

Click here to join the vappu concert with JVG on!
If you would rather celebrate vappu in another way, the concert can be seen for 48 hours!

1.5. The Academic Male Voice Choir of Helsinki

This is probably the first time since 1917 that the The Academic Male Voice Choir of Helsinki – Akademiska Sångföreningen or Akademen in Swedish is not singing in the spring in Kajsaniemi. Although the reality is burdensome, the decision was self-evident, the prevailing pandemic leaves no room for interpretation on this issue.

But don’t despair, a double quartet will lead the song over the ether, this is broadcast both on the radio and on the YLE Arena! It’s broadcasted between the nine and ten news in the morning 1.5, classic spring song interspersed with interviews.

You can find more information about the concert on Akademen’s Facebook page!

Win a ASK vappu patch!

Share your best tips on how to celebrate vappu remotely, and take part in a chance to win a nice vappu overall patch! All you have to do is post a photo from your distance vappu celebrations on your Instagram story and tag @askenfi! Among all participants, we draw the overall patches! The last day to attend in the draw is 1.5.2020.

Click here to find the post on Instagram!