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Join a Swedish Traditional Walpurgis Night

Swedish traditional Walpurgis bonfire

Join a Swedish traditional Walpurgis celebration! In the evening of April 30th bonfires are lit all over Sweden to mark the end of winter and the beginning of spring. People gather by the light and heat of the fire to listen to choirs performing a number of traditional spring songs. Especially in university towns like Uppsala and Lund, the traditions surrounding Walpurgis Night are strong and include choral singing, speeches and wearing white-topped graduation caps.

The bonfires also offer a suitable occasion to get rid of all of the winter debris. For some people this is the premier to plunge into the sea. Link to more articles about traditions.

During summer there are a lot of opportunities to join local events: eel and crayfish parties, medieval and Viking markets. Not to mention city festivals and beach parties. Come along and have fun!

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