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Midsummer

25 Jun

Midsummer eve is probably the most popular holiday in Sweden. It’s celebrated at the hight of the summer when the days is as longest and the night is as shortest. The midsummer pole is decorated with leafs, flowers ans Swedish flags, then it’s erected and traditional dances are danced around it. according to tradition you should collect seven types of flowers and put them under your pillow before you go to sleep. Your beloved will come to you in your sleep, if you’re not already married the person you will marry in the future is the one you will meet in your dream.

This is a HDR-picture from the midsummer celebration at Sundbyholms slott, north of Eskilstuna.

Traditional Swedish midsummer celebration with dancing around the midsummer pole at Sundbyholms Castle in Eskilstuna.

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Posted by on June 25, 2011 in Eskilstuna, Photo

 

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