Stockholm Arlanda Airport celebrates Swedish Midsummer

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Stockholm Arlanda Airport
is celebrating Swedish Midsummer this week by inviting travelers to dance around a maypole and sample Swedish foods.

At a long table set up in Terminal 5, passengers will be able to sample herring, salmon, fish roe, Västerbotten cheese and elderflower juice.

A variety of Swedish products, including a book of Swedish drinking songs, will be for sale and there will be Swedish music.

Billed as a “crash course in Swedish Midsummer Traditions, the five “subjects” will be:

Dancing around the maypole – which is likely fun, but also insures good luck in marriage and childbirth;

Wearing a Midsummer wreath with flowers on one’s head;

Singing Swedish drinking songs;

Dreaming: Seven kinds of flowers placed under one’s pillow insure a dream of one’s true love;

and Eating – that’s where the herring, new potatoes, salmon, Västerbotten cheese and strawberries and cream come in.