From flower crowns to maypoles: The unique traditions of Midsummer in Sweden

From flower crowns to maypoles: The unique traditions of Midsummer in Sweden

As the days get longer and the nights shorter, Swedes all across the
gear up for one of their biggest celebrations - Midsummer.

With flower crowns adorning their heads and maypoles standing tall, this
magical time of year is steeped in unique traditions that have been passed
down through generations. From delicious food to quirky rituals, join us on a
journey through Sweden's Midsummer festivities as we uncover what makes
this celebration so special.

Midsummer in Sweden
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In Sweden, Midsummer is celebrated on the summer solstice—the longest day
of the year. The holiday is a time to enjoy the warm weather and celebrate the
beginning of summer. Midsummer traditions vary from region to region, but
many Swedes celebrate by decorating a maypole with flowers and leaves,
dancing around it, and singing traditional songs. Maypoles are often erected in
town squares or other public places for everyone to enjoy.

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Another popular Midsummer tradition is to wear a crown of flowers in your hair.
This is said to bring good luck and symbolize the summertime.
Of course, no celebration would be complete without food! A traditional
Midsummer feast typically includes pickled herring, new potatoes, boiled and
eggs. Strawberries are also a popular treat during this time of year.

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At Sandgrens, we celebrate Midsummer by hosting a site-wide SALE.
 For one
week, you can get up to 70% off everything in our catalog. 
All footwear are
made with high-quality materials and come in a variety of styles and colors,
from wooden clogs to cork sandals. 

Midsummer SALE
Tokyo clog mules in Sand full grain nubuck leather

Come celebrate with us! ♡
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