The short winter days are far behind and one can enjoy the long days and white nights of Nordic summer.
Although an ancient feast, midsummer is still an important national festival in Finland, as well as in Sweden and Norway.
Swedes like the world to be well-ordered, so Midsummer Eve is always a Friday between 19 and 25 June.Queues of cars stretch away into the distance, and at the end of the road, family and friends wait among silver birches in full, shimmering bloom.Midsummer is an occasion of large gatherings − and to be honest, many Swedes take advantage of it to fulfil their social obligations so that they can enjoy the rest of their holiday in peace. Astronomically, midsummer is the day of the summer solstice, or longest day, which usually falls on June 20 or 21.2.The last time it did not fall on either of those dates was in 1975 when it was June 22. When the date of June 24 was set, the Julian calendar was in operation and was a few days out. Midsummer’s Day (June 24) is one of the four Quarter Days in the Legal calendar.