Midsommar: Midsummer in Sweden

Today is Midsommarafton, one of the year’s most important holidays in Sweden. It’s simply a way to celebrate the peak of summer by having a midsummer feast. The most important thing is to eat lots of strawberries, herring and drink schnapps. Equally important is the dancing around the maypole.
I really like this tradition. The sun is up almost 24/7 around here these days, and that does deserve some recognition.

 

This entry was posted in Sweden. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Midsommar: Midsummer in Sweden

  1. Chiara says:

    Have a good time!
    I’m celebrating midsummer tomorrow, though it’s hardly summer here :p

  2. Patience says:

    I celebrated midsommar in Sweden 2 years ago, i got sooo burned.
    I got some nice pictures. I really loved all the flowercrowns.
    My bestie lives in Sweden

  3. Nikskie says:

    i wish we have this kind of tradition here in indonesia. but since we don’t have summer, the chance is very small

  4. raffaella says:

    One of my dreams is to celebrate my birthday (it’s today) in Sweden, enjoying all those beautiful traditions about summer!! I know one day my dream will be true! ciao ciao Antonia, baci e buona estate!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>