I finally get my thumb out of my ass (Swenglish, you gotta love it).
Here it is: Valborg!
All pictures courtesy of Dau.
In English, Valborg is called Walpurgis Night.
Traditionally, you light big bonfires,
but nowadays you just use it as an excuse to get shitfaced.
Valborg is particularly big in the university cities,
so if you're in the Stockholm area the 30th of April,
you should really take time and come to Uppsala!
The day is so popular, that we even celebrate the day before,
calling it Kvalborg (Kval- as in the trial for sports competitions).
In Uppsala, it's tradition for students to go rafting on Fyrisån.
They build the rafts themselves,
so don't expect any genius constructions...
This year I went to watch the rafting together with Sara, Sige Fuckface and Dau.
Dau is our unofficial court photographer,
so she won't show up in any pics.
One group had built a raft in the form of an excavator,
with the arm movable!
They used it to try to smash the rafts in front of them.
It was really cool.
We initially wanted to sit close to one of the small waterfalls along Fyris,
but we got there too late. It's really crowded during Valborg.
We still got a great seat, and even managed to see a few wrecks.
See the guys below?
They had built a stadium, where they played some sort of... sport.
It included a ball, anyway.
They had even painted thousands of tiny people on the stands,
it looked awesome.
The Banana Split monkeys were adorable.
Then came something I wasn't really sure what it was at first.
Then I looked closer.
The theme for these guys' raft was...
It was complete with a smoking nuclear plant,
large cracks in the ground,
and a gigantic wave rushing towards the land.
I was a bit uncertain if it was okay to joke about it...
Got to think of the PC, you know.
But after Japan came...
The small, annoying elephant from Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter!
FMÄFÄFE is an old children's programme from the 70's,
it's supposed to help kids learn how to read.
Check it out:
Told you he was annoying...
A cool motorcycle, with a side-car
These people had a pillow fight! 8D
In nordic mythology, Nagelfar is a ship built by the queen of the underworld, Hel, from dead men's fingernails.
Nightmare Before Christmas
Willy Wonka and his Oompa-Loompas
The Dala horse with its Dala men 8D
Hippies in a minivan
The lego raft was really crafty,
the bricks were detachable,
so you could actually build new designs with it!
After the rafting, everyone goes to one of the parks on campus,
where they sit and drink and party together.
Some also go to the Champagne races,
where you drink buckloads of, you guessed it, Champagne,
and spray it at each other.