The biggest Holiday in Sweden is here!!!
So even though the actual solstice is today at 17:16
, we will celebrate it on Friday
But I feel obliged to acknowledge that it is happening today and have a moment during that time to reflect on the power of Nature all around me!
So Happy Summer Solstice all you lovely heathens out there.
May you all breath clean air and drink clear water!
These are two lil old videos of a past Midsummer.
I am somewhere there dancing ;)
Some trivia for you:
We always celebrate out in nature:)
We eat sill (Atlantic herring) and eggs and caviar and strawberry cake and drink a lot of hard liquor and dance around the Maypole or as we call it here Midsommarstång
Here is a link to typical Midsummer foods:
Some Wiki for you :)
In modern Sweden
, Midsummer's Eve
and Midsummer's Day
) were formerly celebrated on 23 June and 24 June, but since 1953 the celebration has been moved to the Friday and Saturday between 19 June and 26 June. It is one of the most important holidays of the year in Sweden, and probably the most uniquely Swedish in the way it is celebrated. The main celebrations take place on the Friday, and the traditional events include raising and dancing around a huge maypole
. Before the maypole is raised, greens and flowers are collected and used to cover the entire pole...
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