Showing posts from June, 2012

Mid Summer - Midsommar

Mid Summer

A very special holiday in Sweden, it's as big as Christmas and the reason is probably because it's a celebration of the longest and brightest 24 hours of the year. In the northernmost parts of Sweden the sun never sets this time of the year. In a country that has eight months of winter it is a BIG DEAL = )

Here in the States there are no Mid Summer celebrations, with the exceptions of people with Swedish heritage that want to keep the traditions alive.

Anyway, the magic with Mid Summer has to be experienced first hand. You really have to be there ... next best thing is to watch this slide show video where I tried to capture some of the magic ... and the food!!!!!!!

(översättning till Svenska nedanför videon/translation into Swedish below the video)


En väldigt speciell högtid i Sverige, den är lika stor som Julen och skälet till det är förmodligen för att det är ett firande av det längsta och ljusaste dygnet på året. I de norra delarna av Sverige går solen a…