Midsommar in Sweden

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Finally we arrived in Vaxjo, Sweden in time for Midsommar.  I’ve found it a bit tricky to write about our experience of Midsommar in Sweden, because I can’t find the words to tell you how happy it made me. A big part of our European road trip has been reconnecting with friends from the past.  When I hatched the plan of Midsommar in Sweden I was actually a bit hesitant, because I hadn’t seen my friend for about ten years and I thought it could be a bit presumptuous to invite ourselves to spend it with her.  As it turns out she and her family were very generous and gave us some of the happiest memories of our trip.

In Sweden, Midsommar celebrations come second only to Christmas celebrations.  There are special foods, special songs and special dances. Continue reading “Midsommar in Sweden”