This is what we say to each other today in Sweden. Before we start partying and let our wits and all the Swedish correctness go up in smoke and celebrate that it's the longest day up here in the cold North ( which by definition means that the days hereafter are getting shorter and we are quickly heading towards the cold and dark winter :-(
We raise maypoles all over the country and dance the frog dance and other exotic tribe dances, which make the tourists raise an eyebrow or two. So here´s a tutorial to all of you who will be living through a swedish Midsummer for the first time and to the rest of you who just missed it - so you'll know what you just missed.
Glad Midsommar wherever you are!