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We celebrate again!

Celebrate Valborg (Walpurgis) and the arrival of spring in Uppsala. Our website is updated regularly with tips and advice on how you can have the best experience possible. Have fun – and take care!


3/2-2022: Valborg (Walpurgis) 2022

On February the 9th The Government announced that all restrictions will be lifted. We are now looking forward to celebrate a joyful and traditional Valborg (Walpurgis) in Uppsala.

We are in the process of planning this year’s event. Of course, we’re continuously in contact with authorities to evaluate the ongoing pandemic. You as a visitor must be able to take part in a safe, tidy, and safe Valborg (Walpurgis) celebration.

We will return with more information continuously in the spring.

 


16/4-2021: 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


On Friday 21 January, The Municipality of Uppsala, together with other actors in the Walpurgis collaboration, decided to cancel this year’s Walpurgis Night. The situation with the COVID-19 pandemic remains serious and can be expected to remain so even at the end of April.

This means that activities linked to the traditional Walpurgis Night in Uppsala will be cancelled. In the current, completely unique situation we are in right now, we do not see that the celebration of Walpurgis in Uppsala can be done according to the restrictions and guidelines from authorities and the government.

The days around the end of April usually gather up to 150,000 people in the central parts of Uppsala to take part in a traditional Walpurgis Night, a large part of which are incoming visitors and students. There is no overall organizer of the event as the program consists of many different program items from several organizers, and spontaneous gatherings. They work together for a safe, well-ordered, and safe celebration in focus.

The actors within the Walpurgis collaboration in Uppsala consist of Uppsala University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, The City of Uppsala, the University Hospital, the Uppsala Region, the Police and Destination Uppsala. All actors agree to do their utmost to prevent the spread of infection and limit the activities that lead to larger gatherings. In the current situation we are in, the Walpurgis Night in Uppsala cannot be carried out.

You find the press release here (in Swedish).

Walpurgis in Uppsala

A collaboration

Since a few years back, about forty organizations in Uppsala have a close collaboration with the aim of making the Walpurgis celebration safe and clean. Authorities, companies, associations and student nations come together and take joint action both before and during the Walpurgis week.

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