2014-05-01

Walpurgis Night - Valborgsmässoafton

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Walpurgis Night - Valborgsmässoafton
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Walpurgis Night - Valborgsmässoafton
Our spring celebration the last of April. For safety reasons my town celebrates the event at the local lake. With the fire on the water. Looks very nice but it does not warm you up when it is cold. And this evening was rather cold. The links tells a bit about the history but most people only means we celebrate spring! And this is the last day you are allowed to have open fires without permission. So people use this also to get rid of garden trash that will not go into compost.
The end of the celebration is a great firework.

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27 comments:

  1. Takk for flotte bilder fra en tradisjon og feiring vi ikke har i Norge.
    Ha en fin kveld.
    Mormor

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  2. You might as well have a great blaze to rid yourself of garden waste! ;)

    Crystal Blue Sky

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  3. Oh, I've read about Walpurgis Night and have always wished that I could see one, but your captures are the next best thing!! Thank you so much for sharing the celebration!! Welcome to Spring!!! Have a lovely weekend!!

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  4. Beautiful reflections!!

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  5. I was wondering why they were lighting a fire out in the middle of the lake. Makes perfect sense now that I saw and read what you wrote about the event. What a wonderful celebration! We do that on July 4th here in the U.S.A. which is my favorite holiday. I love the lights! I love the food and conversation without the need of gifts to be exchanged. I think I would like to visit your land in April to see this sight. What a sight to behold!
    JM Illinois, U.S.A.

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  6. Very interesting -- learned about something new to me and "oohed and aahed" at your beautiful photos as much (or more) than I would have if I had actually been there. The second to the last one, with the golden reflection on the water is breathtaking.

    I love the whole idea of this lovely celebration.

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  7. A great tradition to celebrate spring, love these shots.

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  8. Beautiful night scenes!

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  9. Mycket vackert fotat.. Alla fotona är otroligt fina...

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  10. Wow what perfect shots for sky watching!

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  11. Gorgeous shots! Great tradition!

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  12. Nothing like a still lake to reflect fireworks. Beautiful.

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  13. What a wonderful tradition and it certainly makes for good photography ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  14. These photos are fabulous!

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  15. Beautiful nightspots. Like them.

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  16. I was wondering why they were putting on fire in the middle of the lake...then when i read through it I learned something new :)amazing night shots!

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  17. Fascinating custom. I love that last photo—the smoke and lights make it look like a young galaxy.

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  18. You do festivals in Scandinavia really rather well!

    Nice pictures.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  19. What a wonderful way to celebrate Spring...especially since you have such cold winters. I am feeling cold now...and it is 16 deg C! We are calling it a sudden "cold snap" - but we have been having warmer than usual weather for some time now. I enjoyed your pics...I will look up the festival info now.

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  20. Så förståndigt tänkt och så fint du har fångat festligheterna!

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  21. Wonderful. ..like them all! http://lauriekazmierczak.com/working-weekend/

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