Want to do something typical Swedish today? Find a Swedish Midsummer Celebration – I am sure there is one in your area, if not today, so this weekend if you live outside of Sweden. Then you join the dance around the midsummer pole, and dance and sing the “Small Frogs”. Couldn’t be more Swedish than that.
[Editorial add on: I got a comment on Facebook saying that “this makes absolutely no sense to me?” – Maybe this article from NPR would add some valuable helpful content: Party Like The Swedes On Summer Solstice. It will give you some nice recipes as well. It states one thing: “Swedish midsommar essentially comes down to three things: friends, food and schnapps.” If you have been to one of the Swedish celebrations before, you know that there is no schnapps without singing – I would claim that singing and dancing have an equally important role as well.
AND – yes, it is true. We don’t have a sunset in midsummer. As a matter of fact – right now it is 11.52pm, one hour outside of Stockholm – and the sun has not fully set. June 29, 2011. ]
This video is from our Midsummer Celebration in San Diego a few years back. It got so many views so youtube offered to advertise on it!