A Swedish Celebration of Spring in Jerusalem

A Swedish Celebration of Spring in Jerusalem

Valborgsfest, the Swedish celebration of spring, takes place outdoors. When celebrated in Sweden, the climate on April 30th is usually something between cold and frigid. And so when a couple dozen Swedish natives came together on a breezy evening in the Swedish Theological Institute courtyard in Jerusalem, to sing and to light a bonfire in t-shirts and sandals, it seemed to be a surreal experience for some.