Sweden celebrates Valborg or Walpurgis Eve on the last day in April every year. Like many holidays in Sweden, this traditionally Christian celebration no longer has much to do with religion, but rather is a celebration of the arrival of spring.
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- Cultural historian: The Church was concerned about people shouting and drinking in the villages.(6:53 min) (6:53 min)Bonfires and drinking.
- Money as motive.
In one of Sweden’s most sensational murder cases, a 42-year-old woman has been charged with killing her father as well as her husband in two separate instances.
- Serious rights violation.
Sweden's government has been ordered to pay out SEK 30,000 in compensation to each of eleven Roma who filed a suit after being put on a controversial police register in southern Sweden.
- Breaking NewsSecond to die in hospital.
A 60-year-old woman injured in the terror attack on central Stockholm has died in hospital, Swedish police said in a statement on Friday morning.
- Research director: It's to your advantage to sell raw material for a project you anticipate will take longer than the war.(4:09 min) (4:09 min)Business is business.
A new tree ring study of Sweden's Vasa warship hopes to prove that it was partly constructed out of oak from Poland, the enemy the Vasa was built to fight.
Vikingaliv, Stockholm's first museum solely dedicated to the Vikings, will open its doors to the public for the first time on Friday.
- Behind Norway.
Sweden snags second place on Reporters Without Borders - World Press Freedom Index for 2017.
- Fears crackdown.
Sister Karin Johansson has been sheltering refugees at Alsike Kloster, a convent near Uppsala, since 1983. She is concerned that new government measures will force countless families into hiding.
- Raids and fines.
Sweden's government announced plans to give police the authority to raid workplaces across the country as part of a push to catch an estimated 33,000 rejected asylum seekers expected to go into hiding.
Sweden’s central bank has unexpectedly decided to keep the country's main interest rate unchanged until at least the middle of next year, despite ballooning house prices.
- 2026 Winter Games.
Stockholm has withdrawn its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics after the governing Social Democrats failed to win the backing of other parties in the city council.
- Pension system report.
The first-ever figures comparing foreign-born and Swedish-born workers show that immigrants earning the same final salary will end up with lower pensions.
- Complex cases.
General Director Mikael Ribbenvik said that the Swedish Migration Agency is now only expected to make a decision on 95,000 asylum cases this year, 10,000 fewer than it had previously predicted.
- No longer a suspect.
The 26-year-old man arrested by Swedish police on Sunday on suspicion of involvement in last month's terror attack has been released, his lawyer has confirmed.
- Judge Nils Pålbrant: "Damages to the victim were larger because of the wide distribution"(3:35 min) (3:35 min)Uppsala.
After a rape was reportedly broadcast live to a Facebook group, three young men have been sentenced to prison.
Swedish police have brought in 50 people suspected of sharing videos of child sexual abuse.