Valborgmässoafton, a.k.a Walpurgis Night – in English, falls on the 30th of April (last day). All major cities within Sweden celebrate Valborg annually. It is one of the look-forward-to days on the Swedish calendar. If the city has a University then at a 99% confident interval, it will have a special event for it. But […]
One of Sweden’s many traditions; Valborg is celebrated on the 30th of April. The significance of the event has changed dramatically over the years and yet it is still an important part of the Swedish calendar.
Have you celebrated Walpurgis Night in Sweden yet? Or Valborg, as it is known in Swedish? Each year on the 30th April, crowds gather in many Swedish cities to celebrate Valborg, an ancient festival heralding the arrival of spring and commemorating St Walburga, an 8th Century Christian missionary known for fighting witchcraft. Valborg in Uppsala […]