Thousands of revelers from around the world touched down in Sweden over the past few weeks to experience . 

The nation’s capital, Stockholm, previously hosted EuroPride in and . The 2018 EuroPride festivities, however, took place in two cities: Stockholm on the east coast and Gothenburg on the west.

Billed as “,” the celebration kicked off July 27 in Stockholm and concluded in Gothenburg on Sunday. Organizers said attended Stockholm’s EuroPride parade Aug. 4, . (Another highlight was a by Boy George and Culture Club, which took place Saturday in Gothenburg.) 

“Stockholm was basking in a North African heatwave … while Gothenburg was [enjoying] more regular summer weather,” of Visit Sweden told HuffPost. “People marched for love and equality. The political message was very strong and sometimes so empowering, it brought tears to my eyes.”

Sweden has long enjoyed a reputation as an LGBTQ-friendly destination for travelers. The country in 2009 and has made other queer-friendly in recent years. 

Take a look at some photos from EuroPride 2018 below. 

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