Where to celebrate Walpurgis night in Stockholm
Updated 24 Apr 2019
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Walpurgis Night, Valborgsmässoafton in Swedish, takes place every year on the last day of April. The holiday is celebrated in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Germany and Sweden. The name Walpurgis is taken from the eighth-century English Christian missionary Saint Walburga but Valborg, as it's called in Swedish, is now mainly associated with the arrival of spring. In Sweden, the day is traditionally marked by singing in the spring and lighting bonfires (majbrasor) and as it's mainly a public, rather than family, event everyone is welcome to join in their local community celebrations. We've listed some of Stockholm's most popular bonfires and other events taking place on April 30th to see in the spring.