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    Posted June 13, 2013 by
    Stockholm, Sweden
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    How do you welcome summer?

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    Midsummer celebration


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Janto Marzuki captured these images of a Stockholm midsummer celebration on June 20, 2008. In Sweden, families celebrate the start of summer (called "midsummer") with dancing and singing around a decorated pole in a park.
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    Midsummer celebration in Stockholm Sweden
    Midsummer in Sweden is usually celebrated in the third week of June that is the longest daytime in a year. We celebrate midsummer eve by gathering at the field yard where people come with their family and enjoy the warm summer day. Many come and prepared with their meal for picnic and eat lunch before the real celebration. Some people busy with making flowers crown for their hair and some others busy with weaving cranes which will soon be hanged on the pole stand. The celebration begins with procession of men and women who are dressed up with their beautiful traditional clothes. They come to the center of the field with their traditional folk music and hand in hand working together standing the cranes pole up as a center of gladness. We all of us are welcome to dance and sing together round the pole. Folk dancing is sometimes performed on the stage. It depends on where the celebration is held. Here are some pictures of our previous midsummer celebration at Skansen Stockholm Sweden.
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