Midsommar In Sweden

Joyce Arella

Description

. celebrated between June 19 - 25 on a Friday

. people travel and celebrate misommar in the countryside

. during the celebration, there is a big bonfire, and children/adults dance around the pole

. picking flowers and making wreaths are kind of a symbol for the holiday

. midsommar is also a time for weddings and christening

. the Swedish celebrate it to welcome the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year

Traditional Foods

Main Dish: pickled herring followed by spare rib or salmon, boiled new potatoes with fresh dill, soured cream, chives, and meatballs.

Drinks: cold beer and schnapps: the Swedes like it spiced

Dessert: summer strawberries with cream