Swedish Midsummer Celebration, food demonstration and practical
June’s Meeting is a chance to experience a small part of Scandinavia’s Midsummer celebrations with a demonstration and a practical of a Smörgåstårta. Amongst the sill (pickled herring), gradvadlax and crayfish on the Midsommar table often set outside and festively decorated and garlanded there is a layered savoury cake or Smörgåståta.
In Sweden you celebrate “Midsommar” with a bank holiday on the nearest Friday to 21st June with parties and gatherings long into the light night, in Norway and Denmark it is celebrated on 23rd June and known as “sankthansaften” (St John’s Eve) the Danes light fires and throw effigies of witches on the flames. Midsommar marks the beginning of long summer days; freedom from the structure of school and work and decamping to the family summer cottage in the forest or on one of Scandinavia’s 1000’s of islands or long coastlines.
When: 28th June
Where: St. James’ Hall, Packington Street
Main Meeting: 7:30- 9pm
Meet and Greet: 7- 7:30pm