In Sweden Midsummer is always celebrated on the Friday closest to the summer solstice when nights are the shortest. This year it falls on the 19th of June.
The typical celebrations include decorating and raising the midsummer pole, dancing around the pole, making flower crowns and enjoying midsummer food.
Traditionally young girls would pick seven different flowers at Midsummer and sleep with them under their pillow. The common belief was that the flowers would make them dream about their future husband. The flowers are still picked today but more so to decorate the Midsummer pole and for making the flower crown that is worn at the celebrations.
When Elle and I are not in Sweden we will always make sure to go to the Swedish Church in Toorak that normally arrange festive celebrations with music, midsummer dance, pole and food, but this year the Melbourne Swedes will need to organise an alternative celebration at home as public events are on hold.
To make Midsummer at home a little more special you can decorate your table with a tablecloth with the typical Midsummer flowers, that blossom in June in Sweden. The flowers are printed on a high quality white cotton fabric that is machine washable on warm cycle.
We offer a 20% discount across our MIDSOMMAR range until the end of June.
We wish you a safe and happy Midsummer
Alex and Elle 🌸