Each year the country of Finland takes a break from their daily routines to pause and celebrate together. Vappu, celebrated on May 1, marks the end of winter. The holiday also serves as international recognition day of labor.
As it has every year since Finland became independent in 1917, Finlandia University is celebrating Finland’s Independence Day. This year, since it’s Finland’s 100th anniversary of achieving independence, the university has planned a gala concert that can truly be described as a once-in-a-lifetime event.