Maypole - we call it midsummer pole. The Swedes are all about celebrating the seasons. Midsummer is when the long and lovely summer days begin. Sun sets (if at all) around 10pm. On Midsummer - the city streets are empty as the Swedes celebrate with herring, schnapps and strawberry cake somewhere in the country side with friends and family.
H. Fischer | A maypole is a tall wooden pole erected as a part of various European folk festivals, particularly on May Day. In Germany and Austria the maypole tradition goes back to the 16th century. It is a decorated tree or tree trunk that is usually erected either on 1 May – in Baden and Swabia - or on the evening before, for example, in East Frisia. In most areas, especially in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and Austria, it is usual to have a ceremony to erect the maypole on the village gree...