Last weekend was the Midsummer holiday in Sweden.
This is the most important holiday in Sweden and Finland and you will not find anybody working – unless they really have to. After months of longing for light and warmth the Midsummer Holiday is the absolute highlight of the year – even though the weather is usually a disappointment. This year was no different. A mixture of sun and showers to make sure nobody relaxed too much in the sun-chair.
Midsummer Eve – the Friday – there is the raising of the may-pole with folk dance performance and general dancing around the pole. Everywhere you serve the Swedish traditional buffet with different kinds of marinated herring, meat-balls and new potatoes and as dessert naturally Swedish strawberries with cream. But most important is the “snaps” and the “snaps-songs”!