Midsommar

A blog about Sweden without talking about Midsommar is not possible.

What is midsommar?  Midsummer, also known as St John’s Day, is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day. (Source: Wikipedia).

It is a big deal in Sweden.

The reason is that we have long winters without sun and light. So, we have to celebrate the summer. For this, we are going in the countryside,  have a nice lunch with Sills, Eggs, Shrimps, Salad and lots different dishes that I will show you. Then, we dance around a pool with some funny songs. After it is time for games & a BBQ on the night. I don’t need to mention that we drink lots of Snaps! 

So I like it, it is different than what I am used to and it is really something that you have to experience but preferably with Sweds!

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