Things to do
Walpurgis Night and May Day
This is the night of the bonfire in Sweden, traditionally believed to ward off evil spirits, but now a festive way of getting rid of excess gardening odds and ends.
Expect a lot of Swedish flags around as King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrates his birthday on Walpurgis, and on May Day, there’s a host of parades and festivals.
April 30th and May 1st
At a local park or at Skansen; a historical open-air museum in Stockholm holding the biggest Walpurgis celebrations in Sweden.
Family, friends and lovers. Any excuse for a bonfire and singing.
How to do it like a local:
Just sing or hum along and be happy in general about the fact summer is coming.