Valborg in Skansen
May 19, 2010

Valborg is one of the most important festivities in Sweden, although it’s common to plenty Centro-European and Nordic countries. It is commonly known as Valpurgis Night in English speaking countries.

The festivity and its name comes from Saint Walpurga and its canonization in May 1, ca. 870. She was born un the United Kingdom, and greatly helped to evangelize the Germans.

In Uppsala, the common celebration is to go raftin in the Fyris river with funny homemade while having a light breakfast of strawberries and champagne. After that, there are gatherings in parks with music and a lot of party.

In Stockholm, probably the most famous way to celebrate it is to go to Skansen (an open air museum and zoo), to a day of concerts and live music from different choirs and orchestras of the city, and to end everything with a huge bonfire.

Valborg

Well, the bonfires are not only from Skansen, and neither only from Stockholm or Sweden, as probably it’s the most common way to celebrate Walpurgis Night everywhere. Kind of similar to how the Noche de San Juan is celebrated in Spain.

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Patri

Que ganitas de que llegue San Juan…aunque esa hogera es el triple eh??? Como se lo montan ahí en estocolmo eh? Qué tal por allí?

Por aquí en breve ya empiezo a dar clases de vela y a ver si me pongo a tope con el windsurf!

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May 19, 2010 | #

djevel

We want more entries!!

Take care machote ^^

July 1, 2010 | #

Djevel

Te juro que esta semana te respondo tu mail Carlos, que se me ha pasado!!

November 1, 2010 | #

Carlos Hernández

Jejeje, no pasa nada, tío ^_^

November 3, 2010 | #

Djevel

Caballero, que conste que todavía le debo un mail a usted informándole sobre quién soy y porque tanto tiempo después, continuo pasándome por su abandonado blog xDDD

Cuidate mucho Mrithail, y a ver si algún dia pones alguna entrada sobre comida o sobre alguna ciudad, para que esto no se muera del todo!!

Queda pendiente un mail por mi parte, a ver cuando te lo envio! xD

June 13, 2011 | #

Carlos Hernández

Sí, sí, esa historia me suena, jajajajaja!

Después del verano, que seguramente entre a engrosar la cola del paro, lo mismo tengo tiempo para volver a retomar esto xD

June 14, 2011 | #

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Caballero, que conste que todavía le debo un mail a usted informándole sobre quién soy y porque tanto tiempo después, continuo pasándome por su abandonado blog xDDD

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