We’ve had a start-and-stop summer so far here in Sweden with heavy rain showers; which has been frustrating for us but wonderful for the flowers and shrubs.
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Sweden was out in full force today celebrating Midsummer. Last year, I was at Farsta Gård checking out the maypole dancing festivities. This year, I was at Skansen with a very special guest – Sweden.se expat blogger Kate Reuterswärd and her beau, Simon! You can read more about this beloved holiday over on Kate’s blog.
Swedish flags were lowered and moved out of the way as Skansen’s massive bonfire was lit on Saturday, April 30 around 9:10pm. Spring songs were sung, banishing winter for the next 6 months. Thousands of faces were tainted orange by the fire’s warm glow.
Despite the cool wind that required jackets, caps, and gloves here in Stockholm, this was Walpurgis Night (Valborg) and spring was officially welcomed.