Swedish Midsommar 2023

This past weekend took me and my partner to the Bavarian Beirhaus festival grounds in Glendale, Wisconsin for the annual gathering of people of Scandinavian heritage, especially Swedes, to celebrate midsummer. My partner and her family are of Swedish descent, so we all enjoyed this celebration of Swedish heritage.

The following excerpt from the Bavarian Village website explains:

Celebrate Midsommar, is to celebrate the longest day of the year the Swedish way! This means decoration of the Majstång (mid summer pole) with greens and flowers, joining in the procession of raising the decorated pole along the beat of traditional violin music and then dancing and singing the special Swedish songs like “sma grodorna” (the little frogs) or “vi aro musikanter” (we are all musicians). The event also includes games, like the Swedish game of Kubb, making of flower crowns, folk dances and more.

The Midsommar celebration event is in the middle of June and current location is at the Bavarian Bierhaus at Heidelberg Park in Glendale. The event is open to the public.

Of course, I always take my camera to events like this to document the happenings. Here’s a glimpse of Swedish Midsommar 2023.

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