The biggest end-of-term celebration in the world, Kevätjuhlalive, will be held for Finnish youth on 29 May

The Children and Youth Foundation, Pohjola Insurance, K Group and Sanoma are organising the world’s biggest end-of-term celebration, Kevätjuhlalive, on 29 May between 12.00 and 14.00. The party will feature stars like Cledos, Jannika B and Seksikäs-Suklaa, as well as a group of young people. The programme will also include speeches from the graduating students. The party is hosted by actors Krista Kosonen and Christoffer Strandberg. Open to everyone regardless of their age or school year, the party will be broadcast live by HS Lasten uutiset on the Helsingin Sanomat website and via the Ruutu video service, as well as the Ilta-Sanomat online service.

The ban on group gatherings cancelled the traditional end-of-term celebrations of schools. But for many young people, the end-of-term celebration is one of the highlights of the year. The Children and Youth Foundation, Pohjola Insurance, K Group and Sanoma wanted to make sure that young people get the party they deserve, despite the coronavirus. This gave birth to the idea of the world’s biggest end-of-term celebration. 

- According to the 10 questions about the coronavirus situation survey we conducted, young people find it upsetting that all fun things have been cancelled due to the coronavirus. At the same time, teachers have done an amazing job to make the jump to digital in the matter of a few weeks. We wanted to give young people an unforgettable end-of-term celebration and provide  teachers with the opportunity to bring their young students to a ready-planned party, says Olli Alanen, Executive Director of the Children and Youth Foundation. 

The theme of the biggest end-of-term celebration in the world is dreams and faith in the future. With a mutual end-of-term celebration, there is the wish to communicate to young people that there will be life after the coronavirus and that fun things can happen regardless of the exceptional situation. 

- Before the coronavirus, young people’s faith in the future has already been put to the test by things like climate change and the uncertainty of work. Together, we want to send young people the message that, even in this exceptional situation, it is important to dream and think of ways to make society a better place. It was great to see how eager Pohjola Insurance, K Group and Sanoma were to jump in, Alanen continues. 

The event programme will be updated at as it becomes ready. 

Kevätjuhlalive will be presented by the Children and Youth Foundation, Pohjola Insurance, K Group and Sanoma. The event is sponsored by Dentsu Aegis and the City of Vantaa.