Midsommar (Midsummer) in Sweden
The Swedes most favorite holiday is Midsommar. (Midsummer). It's a huge deal all around Sweden to gather outdoors and celebrate the longest day of the year when the darkness of night is replaced by twilight. This year Swedish Midsummer was held on Friday the 24th of June.
The countryside is often the preferred place for Swedes to celebrate because of the tranquility and array of wildflowers but parks and town squares are also popular spots to celebrate Midsummer. It's a tradition for Swedish women and men to wear floral crowns for Midsummer while they enjoy dancing, drinking, feasting, and singing on "summer solstice."
A popular drink for Swedish Midsummer is the "elderflower cordial cocktail.
Elderflower Cordial Cocktail:
Take 2 parts Bourbon, 1/2 part St. Germain, and 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters. Stir the ingredients in a glass and top with orange twist.
June is a perfect time to visit Sweden when the days are extra long for exploring this beautiful Scandinavian country.