Guide to Your Own Swedish Midsummer Celebration

Traditional maypole decoration takes place in early morning. The prepared maypole is then raised by village men after lunch. Photo:  Per Bifrost | ImageBank Sweden.
Traditional maypole decoration takes place in early morning. The prepared maypole is then raised by village men after lunch. Photo: Per Bifrost | ImageBank Sweden.

Maypole Decoration

Maypole decoration starts bright and early on Midsummer day. Most Swedes prefer to decorate their Maypole with birch leaves and blue, white and yellow flowers that represent colors from their country’s flag.

If you have neither vast open fields of flowers or other options nearby, perhaps some store-bought floral garland will suffice? We promise not to tell anyone.

Traditional Midsummer decoration. Photo: Elisabeth Eden | ImageBank Sweden.
Traditional Midsummer decoration. Photo: Elisabeth Eden | ImageBank Sweden.
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Kimberly Toms is a freelance writer, filmmaker, habitual road tripper and lover of all things travel. Life as a digital marketing and eCommerce consultant has allowed for pursuit of these poorly paying arts and hobbies, while life beyond the office continually beckoned to "get yer ass back on the road and into the wilderness." The wilderness is most often where you can find her. Check out more of Kimberly's work: Roulez Media | Escaping Fed | A Documentary Film | Hero Film Festival & Awards | KimberlyToms.com Find her on: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Pinterest

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