Saturday, June 23, 2007
Midsummer in Minnesota
Last weekend, we had the chance to be in Minnesota visiting Wes' parents. When Elder told us that our visit was timed perfectly to visit the Midsummer celebration there, we jumped at the opportunity! This Midsummer event was held at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. This is really a beautiful place! Sights of the day Young and old were wearing wreaths of flowers around their heads. RIGHT: The dancers performing in costumes were accompanied by a large group of musicians from Sweden. LEFT:Carrying the fresh flower garland to the site of the pole. Finally the Midsummer Pole is raised and the crowd goes wild...at least as wild as Minnesotans/Scandinavians get. Three generations celebrating a Scandinavian tradition; life has its sweet moments!