May Day Challenges
Take part in these challenges and post your results in your Instagram Story! Challenge a couple of your friends too to find out who is the true remote May Day enthusiast among your friends.
You can grab yourself an empty slate from below. Remember to share the empty slate in your own story too – this makes it easy for your friends to grab it for themselves!
May Day week’s programme
Overall challenge 2021 (#hoisttheoverall2021)
May Day week kicks off with the overall challenge (#hoisttheoverall2021)! Finnish student unions are challenging all current and former students to celebrate May Day by hanging their overalls in a visible location – your balcony or window – from Monday 26 April up to May Day, 1 May. Let’s show everyone how students celebrate the most important festival of the year!
Post a photo or video of your overall display on Instagram using the hashtag #haalarihaaste2021 and tag @hyy_hus. Doing so, you will be participating in a nationwide contest with a glorious prize: Sony WH-1000XM3 Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones.
Overall badge contest
On Monday 26 April, the best overall badge of all time will be chosen by vote! Because of the massive number of suggested badges, we will hold preliminary qualifiers here. Voting in the preliminary qualifiers is open 21–25 April.
The winning badge will be chosen in a separate vote held in HYY’s Instagram Stories on 26 April.
May Day Bingo
The traditional May Day bingo is here again! Can you complete a bingo line or perhaps even the entire grid? Take part in our bingo and post your results in an Instagram Story! Challenge a couple of your friends too to find out who is the true remote May Day enthusiast among your friends.
You can grab yourself an empty bingo card from HYY’s Instagram story or here our May Day page. Remember to share the empty card in your own story too – this makes it easy for your friends to grab it for themselves!
Download the bingo here.
What does your remote May Day look like?
Do you prefer sugar-coated doughnuts or are you partial to funnel cake? Is your home decorated with balloons or party streamers? How about your May Day soundtrack – does it consist of workers’ or sitsi songs? Tell us about your May Day in HYY’s ‘This or That’ challenge!
Copy the template from HYY’s IG story, fill in your answers and post it in your own stories! Don’t forget to tag your friends and share the empty template for them to fill in.
Download the challenge here.
Say it with GIFs!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, an animated GIF is surely worth even more! Describe your May Day celebrations with GIFs in HYY’s GIF challenge – and tag your friends too!
Copy the challenge template from HYY’s IG story and look for animated GIFs that represent your May Day mood. Don’t forget to share the empty template, too, to make it easier for your friends to take part!
Download the challenge here.
Official May Day beer pong tournament at 6 pm
The hottest beer pong tournament of May Day is here to brighten up everyone’s remote May Day. In the tournament, we will find out who has the most accurate throws and the steadiest arm!
The tournament begins on 29 April at 6 pm, and the finals will be held on May Day Eve, 30 April. You can follow the tournament through a live Twitch broadcast – the link can be found on all HYY’s social media accounts on the days of the tournament!
Follow the broadcast on Twitch.
As we are celebrating our second remote May Day, the most famous statue in Helsinki will have to do without the traditional crowning ceremony witnessed by thousands of people. But what if, this year, the student cap found its way on all kinds of different objects all around the city?
We are challenging everyone to crown various objects that you can find at home or in the surrounding area. The crowned object could be a disco ball, a coffee maker or a statue in your local park – your imagination is the only limit in this challenge!
Organise your own crowning ceremony and publish a photo or video of it on your Instagram account. Remember to tag @hyy_hus and use the hashtag #HYYvappu!
May Day Broadcast 1.45–9 pm
The main activity of May Day Eve is HYY’s very own May Day Broadcast! Filled with music, good vibes and cheerful activities, the May Day Broadcast will spread May Day atmosphere into all homes. You can keep the broadcast on either as background noise for your own May Day celebrations or even as the star of your party. Join the party!
If you or a few of your friends have an amazing talent or a light-hearted classic activity, you could get to share it with everyone watching HYY’s May Day Broadcast. You can sign up your own activity using this May Day form!
The impressive selection of activities in the May Day broadcast includes good music, sharing May Day stories, rewarding the tutor of the year, a drink workshop and so much more. DJ music in the broadcast will be provided by Skenikswee and Harvest, of Tavastia Saturday disco fame!
You can follow the broadcast on HYY’s Twitch channel or Mixcloud from afternoon to evening on May Day Eve.
Crowning of Manta at 5.45–6.15 pm
HYY’s own May Day Broadcast will take a short break for the duration of the Crowning of Manta at 5.45–6.15 pm. This year, it is the Student Union of Hanken School of Economics’s, or SHS’s, turn to crown Manta. You can watch the Crowning of Manta at 5.45 pm on May Day Eve, 30 April, on Yle Areena.
Students’ reception of May Day at 9.05–10 am
In honour of May Day traditions, we will hear the May Day speeches of the Capital Region’s student unions, along with a performance by YL Male Voice Choir, this year, too.
You can follow the event as a live broadcast starting at 9.05 am on 1 May on Yle’s TV1 channel, Yle Areena or Radio Suomi. In Helsinki, the broadcasting frequency of Radio Suomi is 94.0 MHz, and you can also listen to the broadcast online here.
The Student Union’s May Day greeting to the President of the Republic
The Student Union’s traditional greeting to the President of the Republic will be arranged as a video call this year, too. We will publish a video of the call on our social media channels during May Day! The President will be greeted on HYY’s behalf by Chair of the Student Union Jussi Nuortimo. YL Male Voice Choir will also get to brighten up Sauli’s day!
FB event, Instagram and Twitch
The Facebook event to collect all things May Day in one place can be found on HYY’s Facebook page.
Don’t forget to follow HYY’s Instagram, as well! We will be publishing loads of information on May Day there, while many activities and challenges will also take place on Instagram.
The May Day Eve Broadcast and the beer pong tournament will be livestreamed on HYY’s Twitch channel, which you should also start following well in advance!
Remote May Day is approaching – here is how to take part!
We have planned various activities for the entire week of May Day to help everyone get into the right mood. Together, we will get to participate in the first-ever remote beer pong tournament covering the entire University of Helsinki, select the all-time best overall badge and the most dazzling tutor, vote on May Day party songs and share some entertaining May Day stories.
We encourage everyone to get involved in making a more fun remote May Day for everyone in the following ways:
🎥 Create your own program number for HYY’s May Day Eve broadcast
🎈 Share your most legendary May Day story
Both individual students and organisations can take part. Participation is easy – just sign up using this form.
This overall badge will be given to everyone who participates in the remote May Day in one or more of the following ways.
More inspiring May Day activities that are open to everyone are on their way. We will provide more details closer to May Day!
Principles of safer space
You can participate in the discussions and activities of HYY’s May Day events without fear of inappropriate treatment or harassment. Creating a safe space occurs in the interaction between people, and each one of us is responsible for it.
These principles are followed on HYY’s May Day events:
- Be open towards one another and listen to one another.
- Avoid making assumptions of other people.
- Respect one another and the diversity of the community.
- Provide everyone with space and the opportunity to participate in the discussions.
- Do not bother, insult or harass anyone.
- Use the kind of language that everyone can understand.
- Avoid slang and jargon.
If you experience or witness the above principles being broken or some other kind of harassment, please message one of our harassment contact persons: firstname.lastname@example.org, p. 050 5439 609.