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Jun 22nd, 2007, 9:50 AM
Today we celebrate Swedish mid summer, the longest day of the year, its 5 pm here, and the party's are in full swing, normally we walk down to the beach around 7 and build a fire and get absolutely shit faced, but I've been trying to cut back on the booze, so maybe just a little wine and good company will do.
Med hjärtlit hälsning : shortround
Jun 22nd, 2007, 10:02 AM
That's it...I can't speak to you anymore! My jealousy is too profuse!
I taught my niece last night about Midsummer and then went outside for my tradition of an offering of candles, burning effigies and oatmeal.
This weekend is Midsummer Days at the Scandinavian CC but it's supposed to rain and be chilly so that won't help my strep throat. So instead I'll hang flowers over my door today hoping for good health. It's nice that both modern and ancient traditions run in my family. Next week we're having our feast when we all get together.
Jun 22nd, 2007, 5:14 PM
Well we learn something new every day.
I didn't know that you guys over here made such a big deal of this event.
Back in Africa where I came from it would be mid winter now. No snow but it would be cooler enough to grow winter crops such as wheat. So long as you had irrigation that is because the rainy season didn't start until December. The first down poor almost always came on Christmas day.
Jun 23rd, 2007, 11:58 AM
I really don't know if you can say the average Canadian makes a big deal about Midsummer. I think it is really dependant on region and culture.
The celebration being in my ancestry is more or less why I still celebrate however there are those in my family who don't. In Vancouver it's one of those novelty celebrations for the general public to experience another culture, like Chinese New Year and Diwali.
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