Midsummer’s one of my favourite Swedish holidays and I to what I can to keep the tradition alive even if not in Sweden.
One. Be outside, preferably where there’s grass. My friend’s had a birthday picnic in the park, so I didn’t tell them I was having my own midsummer party in my head on their picnic. That would’ve been rude. To be honest I don’t think anyone noticed my extra celebration.
Two. Food and drinks should be consumed outdoors even if it rains. It did rain on my way to the park, for the rest of the evening it was more or less a steam sauna. Maybe not so Swedish but hey it was close enough.
Three. Pick flowers. I wore a vintage dress with flowers on and may friend’s daughter gave me a real one.
Four. Eat strawberries. Strawberry season’s over, a picture will do. Really big though.
Five, dance a round a pole. Or whatever you find, like a bus stop.
Six. Have so much fun you miss the last bus home.
Left out a few things like herring and snaps, add those to your party and you can get that real sick feeling the day after.