Swedish Midsummer

A Swedish Fika

20-06-2022 • 15 mins

Midsummer Eve is celebrated on the Friday of the week between June 19 and June 25.  This is a time that you spend with friends and family often in large gatherings. And like so many holidays, it's filled with food and drink.
But as I said, there are some traditions with roots in folklore, not like the movie I talked about in the beginning, with Norse roots, but it has some magic connected to the folklore. The Nordic Midsummer celebration has its roots in Christian traditions that are connected to Saint John, the Baptist, or as he's called in Swedish, Johannes Döparen.
But there are some traditions with roots in folklore, celebrating mother nature and her ability to provide a good harvest, and thus food on the table for the next year.
Midsummer was and still is,  the highlight of the year and the day of joy, love, and coming together with friends, family, and neighbors, dancing around the maypole.

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