Whilst not being particularly spoilt by sunlight in the winter, us Swedes tend to spend all our summer energy soaking up the the summer sun. Midsummer Eve, marks the highlight of this summer period and it’s time to celebrate the longest day of the year. During this summer solstice, when the Earth’s axis tilts the most toward the sun. The intensity of the celebration may seem odd to people that aren’t starved of sunlight.
To a foreigner it might seam like the Swedes have gone mad! Usually reserved and never the highlight of the party, on midsummer us Swedes will let down our guard, some with a little help of some schnapps. I’m sure we look a bit deranged when we let loose all of a sudden.
Midsummer Eve always falls on the third Friday in June so people can enjoy a long weekend as celebrations often continue long into Midsummer Day, when people are mainly recovering from the “festivities” of the previous night.
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