Traditional celebration of spring: Valborg

Valborg (walpurgis night) has very little to do with religion and everything to do with the arrival of spring in Sweden. On 30 April, as spring approaches, Lund University students gather together in Stadsparken (the city park) for Valborg, or ‘Siste april’ (the last day of April) for a festive celebration. During the day, students in groups have barbecues and drinks, and the event ends with a traditional Valborg bonfire and singing of songs in the evening. It is a good time to get together with friends, drink beers and welcome the spring.

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