12 months to go to Walpurgis.
You read it right. There will be no traditional celebration of Walpurgis this year either. To avoid social gatherings and crowding, Region Uppsala, the County Administrative Board, Uppsala Municipality, Uppsala University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), the Police, Kuratorskonventet, and Uppsala University’s united student unions are joining forces to communicate the message, and urge everyone to stay at home this year too. All traditional events have been suspended, and those who want to celebrate must do so in small groups and follow the guidelines.
It’s important that we continue to respect the recommendations of the authorities. It’s been a long year of the coronavirus, a lot of people are tired, and the spring is welcome now more than ever. It’s important, therefore, to remind people that we can’t celebrate as we usually do, and the same routine applies. Keep a safe distance, avoid social gatherings, travel only if you have to, and use a face mask. If we see this through, we’ll be able to celebrate properly next year.
Thanks for thinking bigger and celebrating less.
16/4: Ekonomikumparken, Observatorieparken and Stadsträdgården closed
The situation with the corona pandemic is still very serious with a high spread of infection and an extremely strained healthcare. To avoid congestion and to reduce the spread of infection, the Municipality of Uppsala has decided to temporarily close Ekonomikumparken, Observatorieparken and Stadsträdgården from Thursday 29 April 12.00 to Saturday 1 May 9.00. The decision has been made in consultation with the region’s Infectious Disease Doctor and the Swedish Public Health Agency. Read the full press release here (in Swedish).
22/1: No traditional Walpurgis Night in Uppsala 2021
Walpurgis in Uppsala
Since a few years back, several organizations in Uppsala have a close collaboration with the aim of making the Walpurgis celebration as good as possible. Among the main organizers are Destination Uppsala, The Municipality of Uppsala, Uppsala University and the student nations of Uppsala through collaboration in Kuratorskonventet.Read more