Congrats Pippi

Congratulations Pippi!

‘Time for a celebration!’ shouted Pippi, when she was back on her feet again. ‘We’ll celebrate until Villa Villekulla’s roof flies off!’

This year, it is 75 years since the first book about Pippi Longstocking was published. The books have since been published all over the world, in 77 languages. In 2020, celebrations will take place at Skansen in Stockholm, at Fez in Berlin, at Hay Festival in the UK, and many other places.

Please note: Due to the covid-19 pandemic, many events are cancelled or are likely to be cancelled.

Do you want to throw a Pippi party?

Celebrating Pippi's 75th Anniversary? Here are some suggestions!

  • Crafts, games and quiz: available here on our website
  • The publisher Oxford University Press offer Pippi party packs
  • Ask the children to come dressed up as Pippi or her friends!
  • Face-painting with freckles
  • Cut-out cardboard figure, with a hole for the head: image available here
  • Images for decoration available here
  • Reading aloud from the books
  • Serve cream gateau or pancakes, just like Pippi!
  • Jubilee exhibition: The Astrid Lindgren Company has produced a print on demand exhibition, designed to suit many different contexts and settings. It is, for example, perfectly possible to use it as a starting point for a larger celebration that includes additional events and activities, but it also speaks for itself and as such is well suited to be used on its own. The exhibition has been created in two different versions, a large one and a small one. The sole charge involved in the exhibition is the cost of printing, which we have estimated to be approximately €3800. Please contact anna.forslund@astridlindgren.se for further information.
Pippi och Herr Nilsson

What's happening this year?

Please note: Due to the covid-19 pandemic, many events are cancelled or are likely to be cancelled.

Pippi-performances all year round at Fez Berlin

Pippi in Krakow, Poland, premiere 22 February

Pippi in Milan, Italy, premiere 7 March

Pippi in Austria, premiere 9 March

Pippi in Seinäjoki, Finland, premiere 14 March

Pippi in Sami, premiere in Kautokeino 8 April, touring Oslo, Tromso and more

Pippi in Malmö, Sweden, premiere 17 April, touring Skåne

Pippi-concert in Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, 25 April

Astrid Lindgren's World will open a new Pippi-area, 15 May

Pippi Celebrations at Skansen, Stockholm, 21-22 May

Pippi at Cirkus, Stockholm, premiere 26 June

Pippi Longstocking, A Musical Adventure, premiere in York, UK, 31 July

Pippi Celebrates Christmas, Oslo, Norway, premiere 14 November

Quotes

‘Oh yes, time flies and before you know it you’re old, said Pippi. Come autumn I’ll be ten, and I suppose I’ll be past my prime then.’

Pippi, in Pippi Longstocking Goes Aboard

Contact us

You are very welcome to contact us at The Astrid Lindgren Company if you have any questions or ideas concerning Astrid Lindgren.

Phone number
+46 (0)8 122 025 00

E-mail
info@astridlindgren.se