SwedenPosted: June 28, 2013
I went to Sweden to see my friend Ellen and to spend midsommar there. It was probably one of the best trips I had ever been on, I had sooo much fun, it was great and Sweden is so beautiful. I have always felt a connection to Sweden because I have Family from there and lots of friends too. I spent midsommars day dancing with Ellen and her friends and singing kids songs about small frogs, small pigs and hanging up clothes, haha! (in swedish)
In Sweden, midsommar (21st of June) is a big celebration, everyone dances around this big maypole tree ( I think it is meant to signify fertility of the land for the year ahead ) and everyone eats really good food and wears flowers on their heads! It’s all part of the tradition and it is a great tradition to spend time with family and friends. After the dancing and singing old swedish childrens songs we went back to Ellen’s friends house which was great fun. We ate midsommar food from the bbq and everyone sang swedish drinking songs. I think most adults in Sweden get pretty drunk in the evening or Dyngrak (really drunk in swedish, haha). The sun hardly sets in Sweden around midsommar. Even at midnight it wasn’t completely dark and in the far north the sun never sets in the midsommar. The transport is so good in Sweden we even managed to get a bus back home at midnight on a national holiday!
The rest of my time in Sweden was spent with Ellen doing fun things like bada (playing in the water) and going for lots of fun walks in the nice nature! We spent a lot of time in the water which goes with the name of this blog :p The lakes are nice to swim in and are generally quite warm and rich with wildlife 🙂 They even have fish tanks in the supermarkets there! 🙂