Country of the month: Sweden
It’s a Midsummer Night’s Dream..
In Sweden, people celebrate summer in mid -June. Midsummer is an occasion for large gatherings. Everyone from the city travels to the countryside to celebrate this Pagan festival. People often begin the day by picking flowers to make wreaths. Then, the Maypole, a large pole embellished with flowers and vines, is located in a park. Young people and adults dance around the Maypole. In the evening, music groups offer a show. According to the legend, mid-June is a time for love and fertility. It is part of the tradition to find your soul mate during the festival. Young singles place seven different species of flowers under their pillows to meet their future lover in their dreams.