A funny video guide to celebrating the Pagan holiday devoted to dancing, drinking and avoiding downtown Stockholm.


A tradition that’s mostly big in Northern Europe, the Midsummer celebration brings the party to the countryside on the longest day of the year (aka Summer Solstice) which takes place at the end of June. Flowers get picked, wreaths get made and maypoles are surrounded for this unusually long day party. ¬†Activities to look forward to while celebrating include eating tons of food, games like tug-of-war and apple bobbing.

Best advice for this party: stay away from the kitchen (you could get stuck scrubbing potatoes), two drinks can improve your Swedish and flowers under your pillow might get you lucky.