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Glad midsommar!

Today is midsummers eve, the beginning of one of the biggest holidays in Sweden. Almost as important as Christmas.

For obvious reasons the celebrations will be limited this year, but for those interested there are a lot of older videos of celebrations available.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zo3tuCuWYQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1lmB6Or08o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iMFiAC4yW0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry2fwnJ-AtQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeDmBzB8_dw

Happy midsummer everyone!

Posted by
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Happy midsommar, Badger! We used to celebrate each year, but Covid last year and moving this year interfered. It means next year will be huge!

Posted by
1237 posts

Enjoy your celebrations.

Stupid question, probably, but Midsummer Day was yesterday, 24/6, so shouldn't Midsummer Eve be 23/6? That's when it is here, where it's called St John Eve.

Posted by
4534 posts

Nick, In Sweden Midsummer’s Eve is always celebrated on Friday and Midsummer Day is always celebrated on Saturday.

Glad Midsommar, Badger. I hpe you are enjoying some strawberries and doing the ”små grodorna” dance.

Posted by
2080 posts

You are correct Nick, we celebrate on the "wrong" day. I don't know why, but in the 1950's midsummer was moved in Sweden and Finland and is now celebrated on the weekend closest to the correct day.