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Midsummer

Midsummer is a holiday full of traditions here in Sweden, so let yourself be inspired by this Scandinavian celebration when you set the table and decorate. Here you will find everything for a wonderful midsummer celebration with everything from table setting tips to delicious recipes.

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How is Midsummer celebrated in Scandinavia?

Midsummer is the longest day of the year and in Scandinavia it is a time to celebrate light, warmth and nature with one’s family and friends. In Sweden, celebrations include traditional dances and seafood buffets, while in Denmark and Norway, many people celebrate with bonfires.

Here at Nordic Nest, you will be able to find everything you need to decorate the home and table for Midsummer from Scandinavian crockery and glasses to stylish decorative accessories.

How is Midsummer celebrated in Sweden?

In Sweden, Midsummer is a particularly special occasion and celebrated as a national holiday. During this time, many Swedes travel to the countryside to enjoy the celebration outdoors and in the nature with loved ones. Some popular traditions for Swedish Midsummer include making flower crowns called ‘Midsommarkrans’ and dancing around a decorated pole called the Maypole.

Celebrating Midsummer’s Eve

One of the most important parts of Midsummer in Scandinavia is the dinner on Midsummer’s Eve. In Sweden, foods such as herring, salmon and potatoes are traditionally served, with strawberries and cream for dessert. It is also typical to serve distilled spirits called ‘snaps’ which are enjoyed while singing traditional Swedish songs.

Here with us, you can be sure to find everything you need for a beautifully set table for your Midsummer’s Eve dinner, from crockery and cultery to stylish snaps glasses.

Midsummer decorations for festive celebrations

Create a truly traditional midsummer feeling by adding natural elements to your table setting and home. Fill elegant vases with wildflowers as a beautiful centrepiece on the dinner table or choose tableware and decorations with floral or botanical designs. Finish off the table setting by adding rustic candleholders to create a cosy and festive mood.

Stylish tableware for Midsummer’s Eve

If you are looking for tableware for your Midsummer’s Eve table setting, here you will be able to find a large assortment from popular Scandinavian brands and designers.

For crockery with natural patterns and designs, we recommend the Havspil collection by the Swedish brand Scandi Living which includes high-quality porcelain inspired by the landscape from the east coast of Sweden.

The Ostindia collection by Rörstrand is also a popular choice for Midsummer, decorated with beautiful botanical designs. The collection includes everything from plates, bowls, mugs and cloth napkins so you can create a unified look on the table.

When is Midsummer celebrated in Scandinavia?

In Sweden, Midsummer is always celebrated on a Friday between the 19th and 25th of June, whereas in Norway and Denmark Midsummer is celebrated on the 23rd of June every year.

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