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22nd June: Midsummer


Midsummer, a holiday celebrating the traditional midpoint of the harvest season and the summer solstice (June 20 or 21), is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The holiday originated as a pagan celebration to welcome the summer season and ensure a successful harvest.

Midsummer is celebrated in many countries but is synonymous with Scandinavia, where it is observed as a national holiday in Sweden and Finland. In Sweden, it is celebrated on a Friday between June 19th and 25th, while in Finland it is always observed on a Saturday between June 20th and 26th.

Midsummer means the beginning of summer, but before venturing out to enjoy the sunny weather, we invite you to discover our Swedish section on the Speech Repository, as well as the Danish and the Finnish sections.

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