Have you heard about Swedish Midsummer celebrations? It’s one of those beautiful old traditions that I would love to take part in since it looks so utterly swoonworthy! Not to mention that after spotting Brittany’s photos this morning, I seem to be in a dreamy mood ever since. Well, who can blame me, since it’s a day where girls pick daisies, wear flowy white dresses, eat boiled new potatoes topped with fresh dill and red onion, make head wreaths and take part in the Maypole celebration ring-dance.
Once a Swedish friend told me that when she was little her mom always told her that according to the legend, the night before Midsummer’s Day is a magical time for love. Also, there is a tradition that on the night after the festivities and on their way home, women should pick seven different flowers and lay them under their pillows so that at night their future husband can appear to them in a dream. Fascinating, isn’t it? Would you fancy joining in? xo
P.S: Remember the equally stunning midsummer night in Poland?
P.P.S: And don't forget that if you get too much sunshine this summer, you can always try this sunburn trick. Works like a charm!
(Photos by Ciara Richardson)