Lund (Sweden) will “run for heritage” on 19 April 2023

Lund (Sweden) will “run for heritage” on 19 April 2023

Future for Religious Heritage and the Swedish organisation Burb – Barns och ungas rätt till begravningsplatsen will take young people in Lund on a tour of their local religious heritage with a new event of the Run for Heritage campaign on 19 April 2023.

On this occasion, a group of about 60 students from a local high-school will take part in a bike ride to discover the sacred sites of this historic university town in the south of Sweden, and learn more about the history of each place with the presentations of their monitors.

The route includes six Vikings (aesir faith), Catholic and Lutheran historic sacred sites: the East Cemetery (Östra kyrkogården), North Cemetery (Norra kyrkogården), Monastery Church (Klosterkyrkan/kyrkogård), Vallkärra cemetery (Vallkärra kyrkogård), St Lars mental hospital graveyard (Sankt Lars begravningsplats) and Burial mound (Lerbäckshög). It will take place at 13:00.

The youngest participants, aged between 3 and 5, will also take part in the Run for Heritage campaign with a bingo game during which they will have to search for different clues at the North Cemetery. This activity will take place at 11:00.

The Run for Heritage activities will take place just before the FRH Biennial Conference 2023 which will be held on 20 and 21 April in the same town.

Stay tuned!

Run for Heritage is an initiative by FRH combining culture and sports to engage the younger generation in the protection of their local religious heritage sites which often go overlooked. More information here.

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