I just learned that Walpurgis is the English/German name for the celebration we in Sweden call “Valborg”. While the name Walpurgis is taken from the eighth-century English missionary Saint Walburga, Valborg has very little to do with religion (like most things in Sweden) and everything to do with the arrival of spring. In other words we are burning away the winter and celebrating the start of the spring season.
I celebrated the evening with Christoffer, Cicci and her boyfriend Johan. We celebrated Valborg but we also took the opportunity to celebrate “The contract” Christoffer and myself signed the same day.
We cooked a three course dinner and drank champagne. Went to Solna to see the fire. Great evening.