Monday, May 2, 2016

Walpurgis Night


Now we have celebrate Walpurgis Night April 30. While the name Walpurgis is taken from the eighth-century English missionary Saint Walburga, Valborg, as it is called in Swedish, has very little to do with religion and everything to do with the arrival of spring. Singing traditional songs of spring is widespread throughout our country. The songs are mostly from the 19th century and were spread by students' spring festivities.



 
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23 comments:

  1. that certainnly is a good bonfire. Did you doany singing?

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  2. Large sized bonfire is fun to watch.

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  3. A wonderful way to welcome Spring with songs and singing!

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  4. OMG, what a fire!
    I like the Walpurgis Night too!
    Nice shot!
    Have a lucky week!
    xo Britta

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  5. Such an atmospheric shot! Thank you for sharing with "Through My Lens"!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  6. Huge bonfire. That ought to bring some warmth to your spring. Great shot.

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  7. That looks like one heck of a bonfire! And so near the woods, too.
    Hope you enjoyed the celebration. Thanks for joining at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/snorkeling-on-saint-thomas.html

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  8. Lovely picture I can feel the warmth and a lovely story as well Birgitta...

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  9. What a magnificent shot and delightful tradition ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  10. Reminds me a bit of a tradition people have in Puerto Rico. They save their Christmas trees till spring and then they burn them on Ash Wednesday. It is something that started with a religious meaning but overtime it has gotten into something people like to do.

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  11. A lovely big fire! The Valborg fires were also a way of welcoming in spring and keeping away the evil spirits back in pagan times...

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  12. NIce to see and feel but bad for the environment.

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  13. A giant bonfire !. I love the bonfires. I usually do two huge fires each year, with the remains of pruning shrubs. One of them, in late April. From now on I will call the Walpurgis bonfire.
    Of course, your photo is fantastic.

    hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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  14. Hello, happy spring to you! The festival sounds like fun! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  15. That is quite the bonfire. Have a blessed day.

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  16. That looks like a fabulous bonfire, I am a huge fan of bonfires

    Mollyxxx

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  17. Thank you for sharing the information... and what a lovely big fire...Michelle

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  18. I must see if I can hear such songs. The arrival of spring is such a happy event. Glad you celebrate it.

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  19. Que mágicas son estas hogueras...
    saludos

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