Midsummer’s Eve

Midsummer is one of the most popular holidays in Sweden – it’s a celebration of summer and of the long light nights. Most Swedes take to the countryside for public and private parties, which comprise dressing the Midsummer Pole with fresh leaves and flowers for children and grown-ups alike to dance around. Midsummer is celebrated all over Sweden the weekend nearest Midsummer’s Day itself, 24 June. Below are examples of public midsummer celebrations in West Sweden on 21 June.

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