Today Swedes around the world celebrate Midsummer. This is one lightest days of the year, the sun comes up at 03.36 am and sets at 10.05 pm in Stockholm. Midsummer marks a turn towards winter... so sad (winter months are very dark and cold here). So today Swedes like to celebrate the day and night away. Some dress up in the Swedish national costume (folkdräkt) other in summery dresses. Most little girls have flowers in their hair. Have a wonderful weekend and glad midsommar - xx Joanna
P.S. If you are in New York head down to Battery Park to experience midsummer first hand! It is a wonderful celebration. Have traditional Swedish food, see Swedes dancing around the midsummer pole and drinking lots of wine and snaps. When I lived in New York I was there every summer.