Hey allihopa! I haven’t had time to write a lots these past days: my sister came to visit and then I had to focus on my thesis… But now I can find a little bit of time to talk to you about a major celebration in Sweden: Valborg!
What is Valborg?
Every year on 30th April, Swedes celebrate spring. They gather around in public places such as parks to drink, dance and enjoy the sun – when it’s sunny. When the night comes, a bonfire is usually lit up and Swedes dance around it.
The biggest and the most famous celebration of Valborg is in Uppsala. There, thousands of people gather to celebrate it, it is so popular that train tickets’ prices explode around this time of the year: everyone wants to participate in the celebrations!
How do you celebrate Valborg in Linköping?
This year, the weather was very nice and as usual, a student event was organized in Trädgårdsföreningen, a very nice park in the city center of Linköping. There was concerts, food trucks and hundreds of students chilling in the grass drinks in hand. I had a very nice time!
However, no bonfire was lit-up… there was a fire ban in the Östergötlands region due to the high temperatures.