Every summer a local handyman lights a huge midsummer bonfire on this small rock close to our summer cabin. Apparently their family has kept the tradition up for over hundred years now. I love traditions.
Ten Decorations for Midsummer
As a Shakespeare lover, I have a certain soft spot for Midsummer, sometimes known as Litha. There’s something romantic about shady evenings in the woods, animal masks and flower garlands. But if yo…
How to Make Your Own Midsummer Magic
Once a year usually mild-mannered Swedes are known to dress in white, turn into leaping frogs and sing songs as we dance around a maypole. Single girls put flowers under their pillows in hopes that they’ll dream of their future mate. Bonfires are lit to frighten off evil spirits. This is the Swedish High Holiday, rivalling all others because it celebrates that most valuable of commodities in the north: sunlight.