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Walpurgis Night


When I was a kid, growing up in my little town Trosa the Walpurgis night was an adventure.

On top of our “mountains” the Trosa alpes the City inhabitants lighted a fire as a tradition for many many years. Way back in time when our town was a fishermen community there was an unwritten law for boats. If a boat wasn’t launched before last of April, the boats would end up on the Walpurgis fire. 

In memory of that tradition the people who arranged the fires when I was a kid always found an old boat to put on the fire.

The view from the Trosa alpes are beautiful. You see Trosa harbor and also very much of the town if you turn 360 standing there.


People still celebrate Walpurgis night here in Trosa, but not at this spot anymore. It’s a little sad, but times changes.

Anna

26 thoughts on “Walpurgis Night”

    1. It’s a Spring celebration, I think from the Vikings or something. It’s the last day of April every year. If you click on the blue Walpurgis word in the post you will get to a wikipedia link about Walpurgis Night.

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            1. I hope the pollution go away someday everywhere in the world. But then mankind must be smarter than today to achieve something like that.

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      1. OH yeah, the animals and a person inside them wicker thing!
        From wikipedia
        Archaeological evidence from the British Isles also indicate that human sacrifice may have been practiced, over times pre-dating any contact with Rome. Human remains have been found at the foundations of structures from the Neolithic time to the Roman era, with injuries and in positions that argue for their being foundation sacrifices.

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  1. Our family had friends who did a “Walpurgis” traditional bonfire, when I was a small child…I remember those fondly! Walpurgis is Beltane…I love it!
    I grew up near boats and harbours, and much of Southeastern Alaska is settled by Scandinavians – especially Petersburg! Syttende Mai is just around the corner…
    😉

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    1. How nice! It’s amazing how many Scandinavians that are spread over the world. We are small countries and not so many people back then during the moving eras. Still there were many people who moved out of the countries.

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