It’s incredible at on this place in the 13 hundreds, the square was known as the place were the Stockholm blood bath took place.
The Danish king, Christian the tyrant said to to the noble people in Stockholm to surrender to the Danish or else would they be killed. The Swedes refused and there heads were decapitated and the blood turn into a small river when it passed this historical town on its way down to the lake of Mälaren.
It’s easier to appriciate the fact today that we never surrendered to the Danish and that we today use the place to better things like this festivity. Cheers and happy holidays in the beautiful Venice of the north.