Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Walpurgis Eve

It is Walpurgis Eve, a celebration for the Medieval Saint Walpurgis and spring.

Unfortunately, this celebration is connected with fire crackers in Sweden, if not as many as at New Years Night and Easter Eve. This is the most annoying Swedish tradition of all, one that should stop immediately. It is scarry for many dogs. The basis for the tradition is the ancient belief that the crackers would make evil demons go away, but since I believe most Swedes nowadays do not believe in such evil demons, they have no reason to fire the crackers. I hope they will stop.

Happy Walpurgis Eve, everybody!

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