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Midsummer, Floda, West Sweden
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Things to do


Apart from Christmas, midsummer is the most important holiday in the Swedish calendar.

For some, midsummer is the most important. The successful midsummer never-ending lunch party formula involves flowers in your hair, dancing around a pole, singing songs while drinking unsweetened, flavoured schnapps. And downing a whole load of pickled herring served with delightful new potatoes, chives and sour cream. All in all, a grand day out.


Originally June 24th. Now Midsummer Eve is celebrated between June 20th-25th.


Skansen, public parks, gardens, summer cottages, in fact, anywhere in Sweden will do as long as it is outdoors!


Every Swedish man, woman and child. 

How to do it like a local:

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