Midsummer in Stockholm
Publish date: 25 January 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 2021 is celebrated on Saturday, June 26, on Midsummer Eve.
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.