More adults outside during Walpurgis night
Due to the risk of the spread of Covid-19, many activities are cancelled. Most notably, this applies to the traditional Walpurgis night celebration, which always happens on the last of April.
Walpurgis night is an evening when many young people tend to be outdoors. Some people test alcohol for the first time and in order to postpone the alcohol debut, activities for young people are usually arranged.
This year will be different as it is not allowed to organize activities. Instead, the youth recreation leader in the municipality of Alvesta will move outdoors during the evening. The idea is that the young people who are out can turn to a safe adult if something would happen.
– It is a good opportunity to use our knowledge and relationships with the young people that we meet in school when most things are set, instead of doing nothing, we can be a safe point for them if something does not go as planned, says recreation manager Rebecca Lundberg on the Alvesta municipality's website.