Events

Savo Nation’s events for the fall of 2017

 

Freshmen events:

23.9. Semester opening party

The party is preceded by a city orientation called SavO survival by groups of SavO freshmen. After the orientation we celebrate the new semester by having a party at the Nation’s premises.

 

Dinner parties:

Horn Feast: 7.10.

The Feast, with its roots in the 19th century Savo-Carelian Nation is an event SavO shares with our sister nation Karjalainen Osakunta. The old drinking horn was a relic from the history of the two nations until being lost in 2009 (most likely stolen). The clubmasters of SavO and KO have since procured a replacement horn, and the tradition of sharing the horn and its mysterious contents continues with the annual Feast organized every fall. This year the event takes place at the premises of the Savolainen osakunta at New Student House (Mannerheimintie 5A).

 

Freshmen’s dinner: 4.11.

A dinner party aimed especially at the Nation’s new members. The event is a great chance to get an introduction to the Finnish academic dinner party culture. Participation is free of charge for SavO’s freshmen.

For more information about the event’s for freshmen, contact the Freshman Major, Linnea Kiukka.

savo-vuksimajuri(at)helsinki.fi

 

Other events:

Independence Day celebrations: 6.12.

 

SavO celebrates the Finnish Independence day in an event, the participation of which is the only possibility for members to get the colours of the Nation.

The program consists of music by the Nation’s choir and orchestra, as well as a speech by the inspector. After the event at the Nation, we join the traditional University Students’ Torch Parade through the streets of Helsinki.

Rice pudding party: 9.12.

The Nation’s Christmas celebration consists of enjoying rice pudding and academic refreshments, together with singing and speeches.

The main event of the fall semester is the Talakkuna Feast, which takes place on November 23rd.  This year’s event is 131st time the Feast has been celebrated by the Savo Nation. Originally, the Feast was the main event of the year for the Savo-Carelian Nation, and the Karelians continued celebrating the event together with SavO until 1948, after which Talakkunat has been the Nation’s main event of the fall semester.

In the feast, a three-hour show consisting of a parodic sermon and music, both commenting on the events of the previous year, precede the eating of talakkuna and tirri, traditional Savonian foods.