Monday, June 21, 2010

Glad Midsommar!

We attended the annual Midsommar celebration at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis on Saturday afternoon. A decorated Maypole was raised, "Spelmanslag" fiddlers fiddled, ring dancers danced; everyone enjoyed a festive day!



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  1. Long live the Maypole and the Swedes!
    Glad Midsommar.

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  2. The weather cooperated nicely, didn't it? Great to invest time in recalling ethnic traditions.

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  3. une belle tradition et de beaux costumes

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  4. I love those outfits! Do they really all play the fiddle? Looks like so much fun :D

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  5. ...og så på kronprinsessens bryllupsdag, hvor frøen, hun havde kysset, blev prins :-D
    Min ældste storebror, der snart har boet 40 år i Staterne, de fleste i Texas, holder meget af den årlige danske dag, de holder!

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  6. Wonderful festival!!
    People look so happy.

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  7. You seem to celebrate a week early, but maybe that's because you can't wait with all the dancing, eating and drinking!


    Glad Midsommar Leif.

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  8. Wonderful pictures! Glad midsommar!
    / Fredrik

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  9. I love the longest day of the year! It's still not completely dark here in Berlin and it's 10.30pm.

    I tried the Madison Rotary club several times (that's where I live) but maybe I will try one of the other Jackson area clubs.

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  10. You go to some of the most wonderful festivals! This looks like so much fun and you captured the joy beautifully!

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  11. This is wonderful. Much more exotic (lol) than in Montpellier ! Your photos are great.

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  12. What a happy festival, it look so much fun and the costumes are great!

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  13. If I haven't read this I would say you were spending summer holidays back home! :-) Great shots!

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  14. especially that last photo brings a smile to my face!

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  15. What a pleasure to see smiling faces and people remembering their history.

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  16. lEIF, DID U NOTICE THAT
    EVERY MIDSOMMAR THE WEATHER DOESNT HELP...EVERY YEAR...
    I did not achieve one with different skies...
    great shot, guy
    HA EN BRA DAG

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