Cheers and Happy Midsummer!

Midsummer is one of the holidays most awaited for by the Swedes. It’s now we consume loads of pickled herring, and then still some more, the first new potatoes of the year, cured salmon, one or two meatballs and then finish off with a sumptuous strawberry cake. All this is washed down with a number of schnapps, often flavoured  with cumin, elderberry or black currant and each one accompanied by a song, the racier the better. The night is bright, young and promising, and those who haven’t found their loved ones yet will probably pick seven different kinds of flowers to put under the pillow and hopefully dream about their future husband or wife.

Midsummer

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