On June 19th I celebrated my first Swedish Midsommar! I danced like a frog around a flower covered pole, drank 6 shots of schnapps and ate enough pickled herring to feed a small viking family.
In Sweden, Midsommar is arguably the most celebrated day of the year and understandably so. It marks the summer solstice and the longest day of the year, which in Sweden can be as long as 24 hours.
Although I wasn’t far enough north to see the midnight sun, I was far enough to experience an eerie dusk that never seemed to end.
It was one of my favorite days in Sweden to date and one I will not soon forget. Huge thanks to Maria and her family for letting me crash their celebrations at their lovely summer cottage in Vastervik.