Tomorrow will be the longest day of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere. Last year I spent this special day with friends in Sweden, where it’s quite the celebration.
Although it looks like tomorrow will be a gorgeous, sunny day here in southern Ontario, the weather in Sweden last year was less cooperative. We woke, looking forward to the day’s festivities, only to find an ocean of water pouring from the sky.
Thankfully, the Swedes aren’t afraid of a little rain, so we headed off regardless to Hovdala Castle in Skåne. There we found a bunch of other people already gathered to welcome the start of summer (no matter what the weather was suggesting).
The fun was supposed to take place around what looked like a Maypole in the castle courtyard. Instead, all activities were moved into one of the large barns. Things were a little more cramped than they would have been outside, but a great time was still had by all.
We laughed and danced and sang traditional Swedish songs (like “Round and round, and round and round, and round and round in circles, round and round in circles, round and round in circles…”). And to top it off, we even had an indoor picnic, which was Bisckits’ favourite part (of course).