The Longest Day

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.

Midsummer weather in southern Sweden

Midsummer weather in southern Sweden

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 courtyard of Hovdala Castle, where the festivities should have taken place

The courtyard of Hovdala Castle, where the festivities should have taken place

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.

Me and Phyllis dancing (we're blurry because we're moving so fast, honest!)

Me and Phyllis dancing (we’re blurry because we’re moving so fast, honest!)

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).

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About Jaspa

Star of my own award-winning adventure novels, Jaspa's Journey. Geocaching addict & F1 fan. Adventure Journeyer & blogger extraordinaire. Check out my website: www.jaspasjourney.com And don’t forget to download the books and see what the buzz is all about!
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