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May Day celebrations (2/5)

May Day market at the Central Square of Tampere. City Hall in the background (build 1890, renovated 2004). Trash, candy and silly t-shirts for sale. Good time to shoot action and happy faces in spite of possible hangover.

May Day (Vappu in Finnish) is the only photogenic carneval type holiday in Finland. (In New Years Eve it's too dark, and in Midsummer everybody is at countryside and streets are deserted.)

A fairly good English description of Finnish Vappu can be found at Wikipedia.

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