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Valborgsmässoafton Walpurgis Night

Valborgs eve is a very old tradition and used to be all about scaring away witches and bad spirits through lightning big bonfires. Majbrasor or Kasar.

Valborg being celebrated on April 30 creates a double national holiday in Sweden because it is the birthday of King Carl XVI Gustaf.

Nowadays, Valborg is about celebrating that spring has arrived. Wherever you are in Sweden from Lappland north to Skåne south, you will be able to find a bonfire and a choir or a group of people singing songs about spring.

Just enjoying the fire and the singing is a very nice and typically Swedish way of celebrating Valborg.

From all of us at Swedish Heritage in BC
Glad Valborg - Happy Walpurgis Night


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Celebrating Swedes in Canucks

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World's largest coin?

2 Daler, anno 1740, visit us and learn more


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Benevolence Society SVEA 1908-1968

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