Midsummer is a holiday celebrated in Scandinavia in honor of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. The Scandinavian countries are located far up in Northern Europe, which results in long days where it looks like the sun never sets during summer.
Midsummer is celebrated with family or friends outdoors while enjoying the beautiful nature and flower filled meadows. Singing and dancing is also an important part of any midsummer celebration. During midsummer, the most important meal is the late lunch where a large buffet with traditional food such as salmon, herring and potatoes is consumed. The lunch is almost always finished off with a strawberry, raspberry or blueberry cake covered in whipped cream.
Wherever you are in the world, make yourself a flower crown and invite your friends and family for a cosy dinner together! Midsummer is a holiday all about spending valuable time together, which means that anyone can celebrate it.