Midsummer in Sweden
Midsummer is a traditional high point of the Swedish summer, especially if the weather is as beautiful as it was this year. Children often begin the day by picking a lot of flowers and making wreaths to put in their hair, but also to decorate the maypole.
The maypole is a key component in the celebrations and is raised in an open spot. Once the maypole is in place traditional ring-dances can start. It is no secret that children and most adults thoroughly enjoy the dancing and singing.
Midsummer is a wonderful time to meet a lot of friends and eat well. In fact there are few things as delicious as a classic home baked strawberry cake for desert on Midsummer Eve. As we are quite traditionalist in Sweden Midsummer Eve is always on a Friday.