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Walpurgis Night 2023

The Walpurgis Night tradition came to Sweden from Germany as early as the Middle Ages. Join the celebration on April 30th – a Skansen tradition since 1892.

  • On April 30th, University students have free entry. Show valid student ID at the main entrance. For other guests, the regular entrance ticket applies –  pre-purchase your ticket now!

  • The students’ celebration

    14.00–14.50 Celebrate with Stockholm Federation of Student Unions (SSCO) at Sollidenscenen (the Solliden stage). Performance by student choir A Scalpella and entertainment by skit group Flix. The Student Friend of the Year award is presented.

    The program is presented in Swedish.

    Spring speech, bonfire and music

    Traditional Walpurgis celebration at Sollidenscenen (the Solliden Stage) and led by hostess Kattis Ahlström. Due to the fact that International Jazz Day coincides with Walpurgis night, the evening’s celebration also includes jazz music.

    20.30–20.45 Music performance by electronic folk duo Symbio

    20.45–20.55 Spring speech with speaker Malin Persson Giolito

    21.00 The bonfire is lit

    21.00–21.20 Choir singing by Stockholm Academic Male Chorus, with conductor Pelle Olofson

    21.20–22.00 Jazz music with Grammis winner Amanda Ginsburg and Nils Landgren on song/trombone, Jan Lundgren on piano, Hans Backenroth on contrabass and Calle Rasmusson on drums

    The programme is presented in Swedish with an introduction in English.

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