Parades cause disruptions to traffic on May Day

Publication date 30.4.2024 10.12
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On May Day 1.5., traditional events will affect traffic in the heart of Helsinki. Thousands of people are expected to take part in the parades.

  • SAK's Helsinki Workers' May Day parade affects traffic from 11.30 a.m. to 1 a.m. The route of the procession is Siltasaarenkatu – Unioninkatu – Pohjois-Esplanadi – Mannerheimintie – Kansalaistori.
  • The Jeesus-marssi march starts from Salomonkatu at 12 noon. The procession proceeds along the route Salomonkatu – Mannerheimintie – Eteläesplanadi – Fabianinkatu – Pohjoisesplanadi – Mannerheimintie – Salomonkatu.

"The city centre is expected to be filled with people on May Day. Traffic interruptions may occur throughout the day. As a rule, it is not advisable to drive in the centre on May Day,” says Superintendent Henri Helminen of the Helsinki Police.

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