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Glad Midsommar!

Today is Midsummer, and except for Christmas it’s probably the most traditional Swedish holiday of them all. Most Swedes celebrate it, and since I’m in Sweden, I’m doing it, too. Me and my husband are spending the day with friends we’ve known for almost thirty years, and we’re doing everything shown in the (very serious) information clip below. Except listening to dansbandΒ music: we aren’t fans of this terrible traditional Swedish music genre πŸ˜‚

For me and my husband, Midsummer is a double cause for celebration, because it’s also our anniversary. We got married on Midsummer’s Eve 2005, so this will be our 14th anniversary (we’ve been together for much longer than that (25+ years) but we didn’t get married until 14 years ago.) Technically, Midsummer 2005 was on June 24th, but by telling everyone our anniversary is on Midsummer, I can celebrate twice: on Midsummer and then the actual date. Good plan, don’t you agree? πŸ™‚

So I just wanted to wish you all Glad Midsommar (Happy Midsummer). And check out the film if you want to know what all of Sweden (including yours truly) is doing today πŸ˜‚