Saturday, June 22, 2013

Swedish Midsummer

One of the most Swedish celebrations ever must be Midsummer. I still remember our first Midsummer celebration in Singapore, which was a wonderful event with a Bouganvila decorated Midsummer pole and all the traditional food on the table. Last year we celebrated at the Swedish Seaman's church, which was quite nice but this year we decided to actually organize something ourselves together with two other Swedish families (we all have our kids in the same school). It turned out to be a wonderful evening and later on, our friends and neighbours showed up with a  beautifully decorated Midsummer pole (and mind you, they are not even Swedish!). We showed our international friends the traditional "Frog Dance" and sang a "nubbevisa", which I'm sure they appreciated....
Today has been just as lazy as a Midsummer day should be I guess. I and Joli went to the pool but left after only an hour as it is way too hot! The kids are looking forward to their last week of school and I am counting the days until our trip to Greece!
The Midsummer table. Joli put up Swedish flags on the wall to make it more festive!


Friend A's wonderful appetizer, cream cheese, lump fish roe and crackers!

My sandwhich cake (smorgastarta)

The buffet table

No Midsummer without a strawberry cake

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    1. Tack detsamma! Hoppas ni ocksa hade en harlig midsommarhelg!

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  2. jo, den där "frogsången" brukar göra succé!!

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    1. Japp, bade vuxna som ungar skrattade sa vi tjot! Intressant inlagg om var den egentligen kommer ifran ocksa pa din blog!

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  3. Beautiful table. You Swedish are so civilized! In Denmark we just light a big fire and burn a witch:)

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    1. Well, civilized is a generous word... Lots of "snaps" and herring that day.... We do the witch burning on Easter and light the fire on end of April. Midsummer seem to be uniquely Swedish (or just another excuse to drink I guess!)

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  4. Å vilken härlig och GOD(!) midsommar ni fick!! Din smörgåstårta ser verkligen superfin och god ut!! Mmm....!
    Kul att ni kunde fira med era vänner!
    Kram!

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    1. Ja det var otroligt trevligt och gott ocksa! En harlig kvall tillsammans!
      Kram!

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  5. Ah sa fint och vad mycket gott ni hade pa midsommar!
    Det later väldigt härligt med semester i Grekland!
    Kramar

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    1. Tack! Ja det var en valdigt trevlig kvall!!!
      Kram!

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  6. Varje generation firar midsommar på sitt sätt, när man är barnfri är det paaarty, när barnen är små ska allt passa barnen, sen är det dags att sitta uppe och vänta på att tonåringen kommer hem ordentligt..., som pensionär får man hoppas hänga med på ett hörn, eller vara glad att man får fira i lugn och ro ;-) Hoppas ni får en trevlig semester i Grekland!! Kram!!

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    1. Sa sant, men med risk for att lata som en gammal tant sa ar det ganska skont med lite mer kravfria midsommaraftnar. Party och hitta dromprinsen kanns bara jobbigt numera hahahaha!
      Kram!

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  7. Snålvattnet rinner i munnen när man ser de smaskiga bilderna på vad som bjuds på smörgåsbordet.
    Ostkrämtårtan med rom och midsommarstång av dill, kreativ maträtt till midsommar!
    Kram

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