This year we are going to celebrate May Day with many great events. Did you know that May Day, or Vappu in Finnish, is one of the biggest festive holiday for students in Finland? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Remember to listen to Vappuradio!

Vappuradio JKL, the local pop-up student radio, has started! The shows will last all the way until May Day.  JYY also has its own show, which will be streaming on Friday the 29th at  2-4 PM. Vappuradio is organized by the journalism students’ student association Lööppi ry.

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Interdisciplinary Opening of May Day – 21.4. from 10 pm

The interdisciplinary opening of the May Day will take place on Thursday 21.4. at Night Club Freetime. DJ Vepy and DJ Verude will provide the music for the evening. Wishes are allowed! Free admission and prizes for the best Vappu outfit. Doors at 10 pm. You can find the Facebook event here.

Amazing Race Jyväskylä 2022 – 30.4.

One day, 150 teams and 600 students: the most anticipated student event of the holiday, the Amazing Race Jyväskylä, will be held live for the first time in a long time on Saturday 30 April!
Amazing Race Jyväskylä is an interdisciplinary urban navigation competition similar to the popular TV series. Teams of four navigate from grid to grid based on clues, competing against each other and against time. The fastest teams and the teams with the best spirit are awarded prizes!

Tickets sold out again in minutes! All teams will start from the Paraatiaukio in Kirkkopuisto.

Student cap on the statue of Minna Canth – 30.4. from 5.30 pm

This year we will be able to put a yo-lakki on Minna live on Saturday 30.4. in Kirkkopuisto! The programme starts at 5.30 pm. Minna will receive her cap at 18.00. The winners of the Amazing Race Jyväskylä will be awarded at the end of Minna receiving her cap. The brass band Puhkupillit will perform.

JYY’s May Day Picnic – 1.5. from 12 pm till 5 pm

This year we finally get to celebrate the traditional May Day picnic on the Harju! The traditional picnic will take place on the slope facing the Nero steps on Sunday 1 May from 12.00-17.00. You are welcome to just be and enjoy the day! A portable toilet and litter bins for trash will be provided for participants on the Harju plateau.

Dagen Efter at Kankaan sauna – 1.5. from 12 pm till 6 pm

Food, live music and saunas at student prices (5 €, mixed sauna, own swimming costume). A-rights in the restaurant. The lovely Amuri from Tampere. More information about Kankaan sauna can be found here.

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