Midsummer in Stockholm – Slow Travel Stockholm
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[Editor’s Note – This post will be updated every year to reflect current Midsummer celebrations – Last updated June 17, 2019]
No other celebration brings otherwise reserved Swedes out of their shells more than the summer solstice festival of Midsummer.
While its roots are traditionally pagan, Midsummer is celebrated by all classes of society and you’ll find people wearing handmade wildflower wreaths on their heads as they dance and hop around the maypole (majstång) decorated with flowers and greens singing traditional Swedish folk songs.
Along with dancing and singing, locals also dig into hearty smörgåsbord which include various flavors of pickled herring (sill), gravad lax (cured salmon), yellow almond-shaped potatoes, and a wide range of alcoholic snaps and aquavits to loosen up the nerves and get people into celebratory spirits.
The video below – Swedish Midsummer for Dummies…
This is only a snippet of a Sweden Travel Article written by Lola A. Åkerström
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