All Saints’ Day
In Sweden Halloween is a fairly new celebration copied from the US but the old tradition of All Saints’ Day still lives on.
On November 6 the Swedes light candles and visit the graves of deceased relatives and friends. It is a serene day of remembrance.
At Skogskyrkogården thousands of people remember relations and all of the chapels are open, many also providing music. Skogskyrkogården is a beautifully landscaped cemetery in woodlands in Southern Stockholm and is one of Sweden’s contributions to the Unesco World Heritage List.
Concerts are held at St Jacob’s Church in Kungsträdgården in the heart of Stockholm and in Katarina Church on Södermalm and many other churches also have special remembrance programs on this day.
If you however do not wish to celebrate All Saints’ Day Stockholm has a lot to offer also this weekend! Autumn concerts, Wine tastings, Terracotta Army, Autumn Fairs, Food & Drinks in the dark, We Will Rock You…