Sweden always celebrate Midsummer's Eve on the Friday around the 19-24 June as it's not convenient for business if we take off for two workingdays each year. We not only celebrate on the Midsummer's Eve as we party on during Midsummer's Day conveniently now always on a Saturday. To be honest we're more in to sleeping and eating comfort foods on the Saturday.
The typical place to celebrate is out on the country side in someone's summer house. I don't have one of my own (yet?) but have been invited to a friend so I should be going instead of sitting here now but I dread the traffic. I expect to sit in hours before I reach her little house. I wish I knew how to pinpoint and share a Google Earth position in here, but for those of you up for it search for "österåker, sweden" to see where I'm heading. A typical part of the Stockholm archipelago. The amount of islands out there is just crazy! I wish we had a boat tonight so we could go around on the water, but we'll be fine just visiting the place of festivities nearby, watching people look like morons dancing around a Maypole while singing songs like "this is how we do it when we're washing our clothes..." or "the small frogs" where we squattingly jump around the pole. You have to see it to believe it.
I just found a very strange German IKEA clip on youtube which in 3 minutes summarises the whole evening, and the morning after. Not far from the truth. Reminds me how drunk people get - so I should get going!