Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Midsummer!

Tomorrow is the day we celebrate midsummer here in Sweden. An old fertility feast the christians for some reason forgot to remove from the calendar, or make into a holy, christian celebration. What we do this day is dress a pole (it actually resembles a crucifix) with leaves and flowers. This pole also has two round circles hanging high up on both it's sides. Then we put this pole into a hole in mother earth, and dance (especially small children) around this big phallus symbol...

After that we eat lot's of summery foods. Especially pickled herring. Yummy! During this day people have a habit of getting a little drunk too. A big cause for this is the schnapps we drink while we're eating. But before we schnapps, we sing a little song.

I'll be celebrating in Stockholm with my sister and some other friends. Picnic in a park for lunch, and barbecue on top of a roof for dinner...If the weather is good...

Happy Midsummer to you all!

And of course we're always naked when we dance around the midsummer pole...

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