Valborgsmässoafton – Walpurgis night in Stockholm

On the 30th of April Sweden celebrates Valborgsmässoafton. Lighting fires that people can gather around and enjoy the warmth and lights from the fire.

Traditions are also to have choirs to sing well known songs about welcoming the spring. This is a big ritual of Swedish people and always draws a big crowd.

On of the best places to enjoy this tradition is Riddarholmen in Stockholm. Book you calendar for next year already so you don’t miss it!

Stockholm today valborg valpurgis night fire celebration

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