Things to do
With under a month to go until this year's celebrations here is our guide to how to celebrate a traditional Swedish Midsummer.
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:
Get invited by a local