It is already the 3rd of November, jeeze the time has flown by so fast! What have you been doing last weekend? DId you take it easy, hang out with your friends or did you perhaps celebrate HALLOWEEN? Did you know that Halloween has become a very popular festivity in Sweden in the past few years? So that is what I have been doing in the past weekend: celebrating Halloween. There was a Halloween parade at Kungsträdgården, Gamla Stan turned into a ghost town at night and many clubs offered Halloween parties. We also paid a visit to Skogskyrkogården, the cemetery in Stockholm that is on Unesco’s world heritage list. We did not go during the Halloween night, because I think it is disrespectful to go to a cemetery for these kind of purposes. Instead, we went on the 1st of November which is also known as the All Saints Day where one traditionally goes to the graveyard to bring lights to those that are not in this world anymore. And it was scary!! My friend lives in the south in Stockholm, close to Skogskyrkogården, so we decided to walk. As it was around 16:00 it started to get dark and we have been walking through the woods going to the cemetery.. Not a good if you would be easily scared I would say. Please find below the people that were very engaged with Halloween….
I have to say that it was quite scary! But we survived and no scare surprises came along anymore… Well, I only realized how big the cemetery was when we arrived there and had to walk all the way to the other side to Minneslund that took around 20 minutes. Here can one commemorate those that do not have a tombstone, and light some candles. It was quite impressive to walk on a huge cemetery during the night, but also to see so many candles all over the place. I think it is definitely worth paying a visit, but perhaps it is a “nicer” area during the day.