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Year founded1949; 70 years ago (1949)
CompanyHelsinki-Uusimaan Luokanopettajat ry

Kevätpörriäinen (Finnish meaning approximately "spring buzzing bee") is an annual Finnish magazine in Helsinki.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Kevätpörriäinen was founded in 1949;[1] the publisher is the regional teachers’ association Helsinki-Uusimaan Luokanopettajat ry.[1] The full-color magazine is produced entirely by volunteer children from primary schools in Helsinki; every year, teachers in Helsinki schools ask their pupils to write stories and poems and draw pictures for the magazine and, after the articles are approved, the magazine is sent to be printed.

The magazine is sold through primary school student volunteers on the streets of Helsinki and sometimes door-to-door, it is not available through retail outlets.

For many Finns living in the Helsinki region, buying a copy of Kevätpörriäinen is an important spring tradition.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "For Teachers". Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Archived from the original on 23 May 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.