Midsummer in Sweden

One of the most celebrated holidays in Sweden is Midsummer’s Eve, when people gather together, eat drink, and dance around a maypole. This year we went to celebrate this wonderful and fun holiday to Läckö castle. Traditionally, or unfortunately, the weather on Midsummer’s Eve is horrible, cold and rainy, but this year we had immense luck of having fantastic weather, clear sky and a lot of fantastic people to celebrate with.

The celebration starts with traditional raising of the maypole:

After the maypole has been secured, the dancing and singing starts. There is a handful of really traditional songs that usually are played, one of which is “Små grodorna” or “small frogs”.

Here is three of most popular dances including the “small frogs”:

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