Friday, June 24, 2011

Midsummer Dancing

Midsummer Dancing



Midsummer is the most important weekend in Sweden. I visited the Midsummer celebrations that took place in the park in Jordbro earlier today. A few hundred people had gathered to dancing around the Midsummer Pole and listen to live music. There was also a lot of fun for all the kids. Here is a slide show with a few photos. I will add more photos later and you will be able to all of them in the slideshow.

9 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Glad Midsommar! Fun to see all the photos in your Flickr collection! Did you join in the dance, "Sma gruderna, sma gruderna, Steffe?!"
Even some folkdrakt in the crowd! I used to play fiddle with a local Spelmanslag in my Angermanlansk folkdrakt....

RedPat said...

Looks like great fun - I was in Sweden one year for midsommar and it was wonderful. Took me by surprise how everything was shut down though.

JM said...

You've done a great job covering this event. I bet Shakespear was inspired by your Flick photos when he wrote his Midsummer (Night's) Dream! :-)))

Jack said...

Now, THAT is red hair, even if it is chemically assisted. Great photographs. I can see why Swedes would celebrate midsummer. We don't celebrate it in the US.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful pictures Steffe!

Clueless in Boston said...

It looks like a great time to be in Sweden. Very nice series of pictures.

J Bar said...

Great shots. Great celebration.

Mark said...

And we have just celebrated the winter solstice. Sorry Steffe but your days are now getting shorter and ours longer.
Looks like I have to get to Sweden for midsommar, looks like great fun.

Nathalie said...

Wonderful set of photos. Some of your portraits are really sweet with the ladies wearing flower crowns. I'd love to go to Sweden for midsummer one day.