So what is this Midsummer thing

Today it’s Midsummer evé in Sweden. This means all Swedes go to the country side, collect flowers all day and drink all night. To round it up we all end up in the grass with someone and make love until the morning comes.

Eh, or as Wikipedia explains it:

Midsummer may simply refer to the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, but more often refers to specific European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice, or that take place 24 June and the preceding evening. European midsummer-related holidays, traditions and celebrations, which are pre-Christian in origin and have been tried to be Christianised as celebrations of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist as “Saint John’s Day” festivals, are particularly important in Northern Europe.

Anyway. Happy Midsummer to all of you! I’m of to the country side and I’ll collec….eh…sorry.

(I’m also of to vacation, meaning there might be fewer blog posts the next couple of weeks)

 

 

 

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