Today we welcome spring. We listen to choirs singing the traditional spring-welcoming-songs. We watch the students taking their hats on and having big festivities the cities with tecnical universities. We are lighting fires and holding hands with loved ones, freezing in way to light summer clothes.
Supposedly we are celebrating Valborg as a memory of a Saint from the 700:s named Valborg. Even the Vikings were lighting fires and having a party this day to welcome spring. In the middle ages people were lighting fires before they let their cattle out for summer, to scare away wolves and demons. Nowadays, there are not too many wolves to scare away, but singing in the spring and meeting people around a big fire is still a nice tradition. So, happy Valborg everyone!
Kim is originally Danish with a Norwegian mother and Veronica is all Swedish. We live on the west coast of Sweden and run the design brand Born in Sweden with a true love to the all Scandinavian lifestyle.
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