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News, 4/30/2018

Spring is sweet in Finland: funnel cakes, doughnuts and mead for May Day

Photo: Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva

Every year on April 30 and May 1, people in Finland gravitate towards holiday-appropriate fried pastries and sparkly drinks.

May Day is known as Vappu in Finnish and Valborg in Swedish, which is also an official language of Finland. May 1 is Labour Day in honour of workers, but for generations Vappu has also been celebrated as a two-day outpouring of festive emotions to mark the arrival of spring. A number of classic foods and drinks are associated with the holiday.

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Updated 4/30/2018


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