It’s Midsummer next weekend (23-25.06) … and that is probably the biggest holiday we have here in Sweden … the whole country are partying for 3 days … and loads of problem comes from that. More or less the whole nation is suffering from some kind of hangover .. on Monday.
We eat pickled herring … and new potatoes …. we drink everything, but mostly ice cold nubbe ( shots of vodka and far too much of it too) … fresh strawberries … and then we dance around the maypole and act very silly and some us act stupid too.
Our emergency service is on high alter the whole weekend and they are always overworked and underpaid. A lot of problems comes with the drinking.
For some good advice watch the video …. and of course should you visit Sweden at Midsummer – one of the MUSTS if you’re a real Globetrotter.
By tradition should if a single girl pick 7 flowers from 7 different fields, one from each field … under silence – we know how hard it’s for us girls to be quiet – and put the flowers under her pillow and she will dream about her husband to be.
I think it will work a lot better if we pick 7 men and put them under the pillow and dream about flowers instead.
Midsummer is the only holiday that really made me homesick while living abroad …. I have never really celebrated it, but it’s such Swedish thing. My blue & yellow heart was crying of longing every year.
I will be in Porto for Midsummer this year … so I have picked my 7 flowers together with Oscar yesterday instead … one from 7 parks here in Landskrona (12 parks we have in total).
“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy,
but the bible says love your enemy.”