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A Midsommar Dream


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OK Minnesota, we get it, you’re a cold northern state that pours everything from the sky except sunshine. I think it’s time to call that stubborn act a wrap and bring on some summer fun! 

For anyone out there who is having as hard of a time as I am with the lack of sunshine, what better way is there to keep your chin up than with a celebration?

Tomorrow, the American Swedish Institute takes the day to mark the arrival and joy of summer with an outdoor festival inspired by Swedish and European traditions: Midsommar. From the raising of the Midsommar pole to the little frogs dance of Små Grodorna, it will be a day filled with Nordic customs. Other family-friendly activities include glass blowing demonstrations, flower head wreath making, a Nordic flea market, mini golf course, performances by local groups, and plenty of festive foods.
 

Photo courtesy of the American Swedish Institute


Download the full (PDF) schedule of performances and presentations for the summer celebration
here.

Maybe if we take a day to celebrate summer, it will actually show up for good?

The Midsommar celebration is included with museum admission and can be purchased the day of the event ($7 adults, $6 ages 62 and older, $4 ages 6-18 and students, free for members).

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