The seven bizarre traditions that make up Swedish Midsummer
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The seven bizarre traditions that make up Swedish Midsummer

Midsummer is one of the oldest and most widely celebrated holidays of the year in Sweden, but to the uninitiated, some of the festivities can seem a little bit... odd.

Snaps: How did an extremely strong alcoholic drink come to define Swedish Midsummer?
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Snaps: How did an extremely strong alcoholic drink come to define Swedish Midsummer?

Recipe: How to make a Swedish strawberry cream cake
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Recipe: How to make a Swedish strawberry cream cake

Midsummer: Why do Swedes like to pretend they’re little frogs?

Midsummer: Why do Swedes like to pretend they’re little frogs?

Booze, frogs and in-laws: Tell us your best Midsummer stories
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Booze, frogs and in-laws: Tell us your best Midsummer stories

OPINION: Midsommar movie makes Sweden look like a horror show for American viewers
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OPINION: Midsommar movie makes Sweden look like a horror show for American viewers

Working towards an inclusive Sweden one Midsummer at a time
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Working towards an inclusive Sweden one Midsummer at a time

Travel chaos MAP: How to avoid the worst roads at Midsummer
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Travel chaos MAP: How to avoid the worst roads at Midsummer

Weather forecast: Sweden set for ‘lagom’ Midsummer holiday
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Weather forecast: Sweden set for ‘lagom’ Midsummer holiday

Few violent crimes mar ‘quiet’ Midsummer celebrations
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Few violent crimes mar ‘quiet’ Midsummer celebrations

Members’ quiz: Test your Swedish Midsummer knowledge
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Members’ quiz: Test your Swedish Midsummer knowledge

Rain, wind and possibly snow: here’s how Sweden’s Midsummer weather will look
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Rain, wind and possibly snow: here’s how Sweden’s Midsummer weather will look

Yet another wet Midsummer could be around the corner for Sweden
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Yet another wet Midsummer could be around the corner for Sweden

Sweet news for Swedish strawberry fans
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Sweet news for Swedish strawberry fans

Sweden to pay compensation for Midsummer train chaos
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Sweden to pay compensation for Midsummer train chaos

Midsummer holiday chaos leaves thousands of travellers stranded
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Midsummer holiday chaos leaves thousands of travellers stranded

Ten things to hate about Midsummer in Sweden
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Ten things to hate about Midsummer in Sweden

Swedish Midsummer through the eyes of foreigners: ‘It was the first time I saw my in-laws tipsy’
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Swedish Midsummer through the eyes of foreigners: ‘It was the first time I saw my in-laws tipsy’

Five ‘Swemojis’ that will help you understand Sweden
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Five ‘Swemojis’ that will help you understand Sweden

VIDEO: Norwegians set world record for largest bonfire
Norway

VIDEO: Norwegians set world record for largest bonfire

Rain threatens Norway’s Sankthans celebrations
Norway

Rain threatens Norway’s Sankthans celebrations

How to make Karin’s delicious Midsummer cake
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How to make Karin’s delicious Midsummer cake

Here’s how much alcohol Swedes drink on Midsummer
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Here’s how much alcohol Swedes drink on Midsummer

What’s the Midsummer weather like? It’s complicated
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What’s the Midsummer weather like? It’s complicated

Five alternative ways to celebrate Swedish Midsummer
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Five alternative ways to celebrate Swedish Midsummer

How do Swedes celebrate Midsummer?
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How do Swedes celebrate Midsummer?

Dream weather predicted for Swedish Midsummer
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Dream weather predicted for Swedish Midsummer

How to make the most of Sweden’s 2016 holidays
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How to make the most of Sweden’s 2016 holidays

Getting pregnant the Swedish way
Sweden

Getting pregnant the Swedish way

Swedish police recover stolen strawberry haul
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Swedish police recover stolen strawberry haul

Sweden set for another rainy Midsummer
Sweden

Sweden set for another rainy Midsummer

Swedes in boozy ‘don’t drink and dive’ video
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Swedes in boozy ‘don’t drink and dive’ video

Swedish strawberry shortage a ‘disaster’
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Swedish strawberry shortage a ‘disaster’

Cop lights up Facebook with Midsummer rhymes
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Cop lights up Facebook with Midsummer rhymes

Three die in Midsummer traffic accidents
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Three die in Midsummer traffic accidents

Wintry chill grips Swedish Midsummer
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Wintry chill grips Swedish Midsummer

Top ten reasons to hate Swedish Midsummer
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Top ten reasons to hate Swedish Midsummer

Strawberry surplus saves Swedish Midsummer
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Strawberry surplus saves Swedish Midsummer

Rainstorms to drown Midsummer joy
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Rainstorms to drown Midsummer joy

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Sunny Midsummer marred by violence

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Midsummer: Sweden’s real national day

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Midsummer: take an umbrella

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Road officials warn of Midsummer madness

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The perfect way to enjoy ‘herbal tonic’

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Accidents and drunkenness following Midsummer parties

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Blood in short supply as Midsummer approaches

Bed company fined for misleading Midsummer ads
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Bed company fined for misleading Midsummer ads

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Rape and assault see in Midsummer Eve

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Drunken disorder plagues Midsummer

Strike could threaten Midsummer schnapps
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Strike could threaten Midsummer schnapps

Sweden set for soggy Midsummer
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Sweden set for soggy Midsummer

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Four killed in holiday traffic accidents

Man killed during Midsummer knife fight
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Man killed during Midsummer knife fight

Swedes face up to Midsummer berry crisis
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Swedes face up to Midsummer berry crisis

Summer solstice marks longest day
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Summer solstice marks longest day

Why I’m heading for the island
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Why I’m heading for the island

Police kept busy on Midsummer Eve
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Police kept busy on Midsummer Eve

Summer sun set to hit Sweden
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Summer sun set to hit Sweden

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Speedboat splits small vessel in two

Expat Swedes gather for Manhattan Midsummer
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Expat Swedes gather for Manhattan Midsummer

Fewer fatalities in Midsummer traffic
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Fewer fatalities in Midsummer traffic

Midsummer forecast recommends both umbrella and sandals
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Midsummer forecast recommends both umbrella and sandals

The Local’s ultimate guide to Midsummer’s Eve
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The Local’s ultimate guide to Midsummer’s Eve

Swedish feminists push for Midsummer ‘mayhole’ revolution
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Swedish feminists push for Midsummer ‘mayhole’ revolution

‘Classic’ midsummer weather for Sweden
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‘Classic’ midsummer weather for Sweden

Relatively calm midsummer celebrations in Sweden
Sweden

Relatively calm midsummer celebrations in Sweden

Six reasons to hate Midsummer in Sweden
Sweden

Six reasons to hate Midsummer in Sweden

Busy Midsummer’s Eve for Swedish police
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Busy Midsummer’s Eve for Swedish police

Swedish holiday traffic death toll ‘unusually low’
Sweden

Swedish holiday traffic death toll ‘unusually low’

Swedish strawberry bliss to sweeten Midsummer
Sweden

Swedish strawberry bliss to sweeten Midsummer

Top ten: Odd Swedish Midsummer traditions
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Top ten: Odd Swedish Midsummer traditions

Good Midsummer weather a traffic hazard
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Good Midsummer weather a traffic hazard

Police kept busy on Midsummer’s Eve
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Police kept busy on Midsummer’s Eve

Can I convince people Swedes aren’t weird?
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Can I convince people Swedes aren’t weird?

Five odd Swedish things to taste at Midsummer
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Five odd Swedish things to taste at Midsummer

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Midsummer murderer gets 18 years

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Murder victim’s penis cut, stuffed down throat