Swedish Midsummer – the day when Swedes put a flower wreath on their heads, do the frog dance around a big pole made of flowers, eat their Abba herring (yes, there is a food brand called Abba!) and consume tons of alcohol. The Swedes really are unique people when it comes to traditions. And of course Swedish Melodifestivalen and Eurovision stars were right in there celebrating!
Take a look at the video below to learn more about this special tradition and watch Lynda Woodruff explain it for you (1.58). Note: sadly, this video won’t play if you’re in the United States, Australia or New Zealand. Don’t ask us why…
But fortunately the Melfest stars who celebrated the Swedish midsummer were doing it with style. Let’s take a look.
Wiktoria, who was one of the breakout stars of Melodifestivalen 2016 with her song “Save Me”, looks like an angel with the flower wreath around her head. She is slaying that pic.
Oops he did it again! I think we are getting more used to see Måns naked than wearing clothes. Måns decided to celebrate his midsummer in a slightly more relaxed way – showing us his squatting progress from the gym. We don’t complain, do we? Bottoms up!
Molly Pettersson Hammar and Molly Sandén
Molly Pettersson Hammar and Molly Sandén, both from this years Melodifestivalen, celebrated midsummer together and looking stunning in their flower wreaths.
Carola can’t celebrate midsummer without any religious spirit. Let’s just hope the poor bumblebee got full before Carola took the flower for her wreath.
Molly PH, Molly S and Danny Saucedo
Molly and Molly again but this time with Molly S’s fiancé Danny Saucedo!
Looks like Robin Bengtsson doesn’t need a “Constellation Prize” after all!
Lisa Ajax escaped Sweden to celebrate midsummer in LA.
Oscar Zia kept the midsummer celebrations going well into the evening with a pool party.
The Schlagerdiva herself Charlotte Perrelli enjoys the typical midsummer food – Abba sill and potatoes, but with champagne instead of the Woodruff recommended nubbe.
While some are enjoying midsummer others are working hard – like Viktor Frisk! Instead of dancing the frog dance he decided to play at a bar in North of Sweden.
And Viktor’s other half, Samir, celebrated his midsummer in a car eating plastic. Why not?
Happy Midsummer from Sweden to the rest of Europe and Australia!