Scenes from a Swedish Midsummer Celebration

Sweden’s longest day is also its most delectable. These photos first appeared in our June/July 2014 issue with Per Styregard’s story “A Midsummer’s Dream.”

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The author and friends set the table for dinner as Chester Elmroth plays piano. Felix Odell
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The author and friends search for the perfect place for a Midsummer picnic. Felix Odell
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The author and friends picnicking and horseback riding on the Great Alvaret. Felix Odell
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The group enjoying crispbread and balsamic-spiced nuts on the Capellagarden rooftop. Felix Odell
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From left: author Per Styregard, Asa Johanson, and Shogo Hirate pass the gavadlax down the table at their Midsummer lunch. Felix Odell
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Revelers dance around the majstang in Vickleby, on Oland island, in southern Sweden. Felix Odell