Eldfesten lights up the winter darkness at Skansen

By on February 11, 2019
Danish Saroee

For the first time, the Eldfesten at Skansen is arranged in collaboration with the National Theater. The spring winter’s large outdoor festival welcomes that spring, and the hope of a good year, is coming.

Eldfesten, Chahar Shanbeh Souri, is a non-religious feast celebrated for thousands of years to welcome spring. It’s part of the Iranian New Year Nouroz. Each year, the festivities attract tens of thousands of visitors and are broadcast worldwide via Persian television. After several years in Kungsträdgården, celebrations in Stockholm are now moving to Skansen. On March 19, there will be a full evening at Sollidenplan where the symbolic jumps over the fires are interspersed with performances by world-class artists and other entertainment.

– We are happy to finally be able to include Eldfesten in the line of traditions celebrated on Skansen, says producer Anette Björlin. It is a nice arrangement in line with the diversity we want to show in the program activities.

– Eldfesten is one of the largest cultural events we have in Sweden with tens of thousands in the audience every year and several million viewers worldwide who follow the festivities digitally, says Dritëro Kasapi, theater manager at Riksteatern. Eldfesten has become a tradition in Sweden and therefore there is no more suitable place than just Skansen for our tenth anniversary.

Everyone is welcome to experience the Celebration which is celebrated by many in our country and the world over. The celebration is at 17.00-22.00 and there is free admission to Skansen from 17.00. More information about artists and programs will be published on skansen.se.

Helena Olofsson, Entetainment | Djurgården