Midsommardagen is Sweden's traditional midsummer festival, observed throughout the country and in full bloom during the month of June. On Midsummer's Eve, which is always on a Friday, young girls place nine different flowers under their pillows to dream of their future husbands, while on Midsummer's Day, flower wreaths are worn while men, women and children dance around the maypole.

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Midsommardagen is Sweden's traditional midsummer festival, observed throughout the country and in full bloom during the month of June. On Midsummer's Eve, which is always on a Friday, young girls place nine different flowers under their pillows to dream of their future husbands, while on Midsummer's Day, flower wreaths are worn while men, women and children dance around the maypole.


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Swedish Midsommar - Important for everyone to learn and enjoy!

Swedish Midsommar - Important for everyone to learn and enjoy!

Maypole - we call it midsummer pole. The Swedes are all about celebrating the seasons. Midsummer is when the long and lovely summer days begin. Sun sets (if at all) around 10pm. On Midsummer - the city streets are empty as the Swedes celebrate with herring, schnapps and strawberry cake somewhere in the country side with friends and family.

Maypole - we call it midsummer pole. The Swedes are all about celebrating the seasons. Midsummer is when the long and lovely summer days begin. Sun sets (if at all) around 10pm. On Midsummer - the city streets are empty as the Swedes celebrate with herring, schnapps and strawberry cake somewhere in the country side with friends and family.

Astrid Lindgrens "Barnen i Bullerbyn", Sevedstorp, Småland, Sweden

Astrid Lindgrens "Barnen i Bullerbyn", Sevedstorp, Småland, Sweden

Midsummer celebration in Sweden. The tradition is that you wear white and put a midsummer wreath made of different type of colored flowers in your hair and on the tables etc.

Midsummer celebration in Sweden. The tradition is that you wear white and put a midsummer wreath made of different type of colored flowers in your hair and on the tables etc.

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