The swedish midsummer guide

Have you ever heard of Swedish Midsummer? The annual celebration which involves having flowers in your hair, eating herring, drinking “snaps”, singing and dancing around the maypole? It’s only one of the most important, magical, and fun holiday of the year here in Sweden.
Fancy having a Swedish Midsummer eve just like the locals on June 22nd? Here’s an easy step-by-step guide curated from our brilliant creative friends and us to help you to celebrate the longest day of the year like a real Swede.

THE FOOD


THE "FLOWERKRANS"


To create a beautiful and bohemian wreath for Midsummer, the tradition tells you to go out and pick the flowers yourself. However, you’ll get the best and most unique result if you mix wild flowers with some bought ones from your local florist.
If you live in the city and don’t think you have access to any wild flowers, just go on a walk around your block or at the park and you’ll find at least one nice flower by the roadside that will add a wild touch to your floral wreath.
Always try to use seasonal flowers - and during the summer time go for garden roses, hydrangeas, honeysuckle, dahlias, wild chervil together with any wild greenery.

THE MUSIC


All that Scandi feels during Midsummer. Yes, the arrival of the summer and light-heartedness is a big deal in Sweden. We usually celebrate it with songs. Here’s a cover of the classical Små Grodorna song by @palehoney, enjoy!
Have you ever heard of Swedish Midsummer? The annual celebration which involves having flowers in your hair, eating herring, drinking “snaps”, singing and dancing around the maypole? It’s only one of the most important, magical, and fun holiday of the year here in Sweden.
Fancy having a Swedish Midsummer eve just like the locals on June 22nd? Here’s an easy step-by-step guide curated from our brilliant creative friends and us to help you to celebrate the longest day of the year like a real Swede.

THE FOOD


THE "FLOWERKRANS"


To create a beautiful and bohemian wreath for Midsummer, the tradition tells you to go out and pick the flowers yourself. However, you’ll get the best and most unique result if you mix wild flowers with some bought ones from your local florist.
If you live in the city and don’t think you have access to any wild flowers, just go on a walk around your block or at the park and you’ll find at least one nice flower by the roadside that will add a wild touch to your floral wreath.
Always try to use seasonal flowers - and during the summer time go for garden roses, hydrangeas, honeysuckle, dahlias, wild chervil together with any wild greenery.

THE MUSIC


All that Scandi feels during Midsummer. Yes, the arrival of the summer and light-heartedness is a big deal in Sweden. We usually celebrate it with songs. Here’s a cover of the classical Små Grodorna song by @palehoney, enjoy!

A big thank you to our brilliant friends:

Chef: Adam Axelsson @allancarte
Pictures by: Felix Sjödahl @felixsjodahl

Florist: Emma-Klara Sandberg @theflowershop.se
Assisted by: Elin Rosqvist @stylistarkivet

Music: Pale Honey @palehoney
Video by: Adam Johansson @billierudeboy

FEATURED PRODUCTS