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Midsummer Weekend 2019

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Midsummer Weekend 2019

Picture I took two years ago at the pole raising ceremony at Skansen on Midsummer's Eve. Well, it is almost that time of the year again: Midsummer (June 21st to 23rd)! With the exception of perhaps Christmas, Midsummer is the biggest holiday in the Swedish calendar. It is also the weekend when confused tourists and visitors wander the streets of Stockholm and wonder why many parts resemble a ghost town. Generally, they either have no clue it is Midsummer (or even what it is) or they expected a more festive holiday atmosphere with parades and block parties, like a Catholic festival. But this is a sacred holiday, much like Christmas, which Swedes spend with family and friends, preferably in a summer home outside of the city. It is a very old holiday, celebrating the summer solstice, dating back to Sweden's pagan past. But as long as you are aware of the holiday and what it entails, you should be fine. Most places geared for tourists tend to be open or partially open. Here are some tips on what is open/closed, what to expect and where to celebrate:

Skansen- open every day, all weekend.Vasa Museum- open every day, all weekend.Fotografiska (photography)- open all weekend.ABBA the Museum- open every day, all weekend.Royal Palace- open every day, all weekend.Drottningholm Palace- open every day, all weekend.Moderna (modern art)- closed Friday, open Saturday & Sunday.Nobel (Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes)- closed Friday, open Saturday...
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News source: The Stockholm Tourist
Publication date: 31-05-2019 16:06
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