Every year I say I will be in Sweden the last day of April for one of my favorite traditions – Valborgsmassoafton. Yet every year comes around and with Luke in school flying back home is not an option. The last night of April Swedes gather around giant bonfires and sing songs to welcome spring. My mother is in love with this night and catches a few celebrations just so thrilled that the deep, dark winter now has an end in sight. I remember this nights vividly when I was a kid. Riding my bike for the first time of the year in the chilly spring air. It’s easy to forget living in Virginia with summer temperatures that back home some people are still skiing!! Valborgsmassoafton gets everyone’s spirits up that warmer temperatures and lighter nights are making their way.
If you want to read more about the tradition you can do it here.The most beautiful tradition in the world!