Sweden Is Holding Virtual Events So You Can Celebrate Midsummer From Home 

published Jun 11, 2020
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Many Midsummer events around the world have been canceled, but that’s not stopping Sweden from sharing the festivities virtually. Visit Sweden is holding a series of online events for everyone to be able to welcome summertime in Scandinavian fashion

On Friday, June 19, Swedish locals will be sharing their annual Midsummer traditions with anyone who would like to participate through livestreams on Facebook. Onlookers will get a glimpse into the events happening in local communities around Sweden, from Skåne in the south to Swedish Lapland in the north.

The events start bright and early as Sweden is six hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time. Starting at 5 a.m. EDT, there will be a flower-wreath making class in Skåne, followed by an Midsummer lunch observing in West Sweden at 7 a.m. EDT. 

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The events continue at 9 a.m. EDT with dancing around the traditional Midsummer pole in Dalarna, and later on at 1 p.m. EDT is flower picking (the more flower activities the merrier!) followed by an evening dip in Roslagen. Last but certainly not least, the day’s festivities wrap up at 6 p.m. EDT with witnessing the midnight sun and skiing in Swedish Lapland

An added bonus for those who are located in New York City: Visit Sweden teamed up with Morgan+Grand Flowers to provide free Midsummer flower wreath kits on a first-come, first-serve basis in Manhattan (more details to come on Morgan+Grand Flowers’s Instagram). Additionally, Michelin-starred Swedish restaurant Aquavit as well as Swedish chef Marcus Samuelsson’s eatery Red Rooster will have Midsummer baskets filled with tasty goods available for order. Visit their individual websites for more information.

As the day of festivities draws nearer, keep checking Visit Sweden’s Facebook page for more updates and to tune in for the celebrations themselves. And if you already have one, come wearing your flower crown.