Midsummer is one of the most important holidays in Sweden. The celebration takes two days: Midsummer's Eve (which was yesterday) and Midsummer's day (which is today). The main parts of the celebration - like raising and dancing around the maypole - take place on Midsummer's Eve. On the pictures below you can see what that looks like in Gustavsfors, a tiny village nearby.
Does this look like the celebration of one of the most important holidays in Sweden? Decide for yourself but bear in mind that Gustavsfors is only a very small village in the Swedish countryside which by no means can be compared with a city or even a 'real' village.
We love small.
Can you imagine that we consider Gustavsfors a big city?
The pictures above are taken two years ago. Yesterday, we were planning to attend the celebrations in 'the big city', but the weather gods had decided to spoil the event. Half an hour before maypole-rising time, it started raining heavily and the copious precipitation lasted for more than two hours. We decided to take a rain check and are hoping for better weather next year.