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Teenagers dressed in colorful old traditional Swedish costumes, during Midsummer celebrations at the Skansen open-air museum in Stockholm. Midsummer is celebrated at the longest day of the year—when the sky never darkens. It’s one of the most characteristic and beloved Swedish traditions.

Photo: Yanan Li

Categories: Attractions

Midsummer in Stockholm

Publish date: 29 April 2021

One of the most characteristic and beloved Swedish traditions of all is Midsummer's Eve. It's the longest day of the year – when the sky never darkens – and this year it's celebrated on Saturday, June 26.

Usually, most Stockholmers leave for the archipelago or the countryside during the weekend. This year will be quite different, as large social gatherings currently should be avoided because of the ongoing corona pandemic.

However, there are still many ways to celebrate Midsummer in Stockholm in a safe way. Smaller Midsummer celebrations are held with a limited amount of participants, several restaurants offer Midsummer menus as takeout, and a few museums are open all weekend. Even if you're not in Stockholm, you can still experience a traditional Midsummer celebration through Visit Sweden's live stream on Facebook during the day.

When is Midsummer celebrated in Sweden?

  • Midsummer's Eve 2021 is on Friday, June 25.
  • Midsummer's Day 2021 is on Saturday, June 26.

Why do we celebrate Midsummer? 

If you want to read up on what Midsummer is all about and what we do and eat on this special day, click here