Swedes love alcohol, this is a pretty commonly repeated stereotype right? Well, come Midsummer, it’s quite easy to proove this reputation… Check out the queues outside of Systembolaget (Swedish alcohol monopoly).

Having shared that here’s the briefing on how to celebrate midsummer:

  • We erect a pole symbolizing fertility (through it’s definite male genitalia shape)
  • Dancing ridiculous dances around it is mandatory
  • Food are the standard things for any Swedish festival – boiled potatoes, sill (raw flavoured herring) and meat balls
  • Drink is schnaps with acompaigning traditional songs

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