Swedish Midsummer for Dummies

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  • Published: 28 March 2012
  • Swedish Midsummer -- a holiday devoted to eating, drinking, dancing and assorted pagan rituals. This is a guide to making the most of it.

    In Sweden the Midsummer is such an important festivity that there have been serious discussions to make the Midsummer's Eve into the National Day of Sweden, instead of June 6. It may also be referred to as St. Hans Day.

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Comments • 875

  • Who Cares
    Who Cares  4 days back

    Me: so i finished that movie midsommar, and they had like actual human sacrifices, does that really happen? (I said jokingly)

    Swedish friend: well, not anymore....

    Me: 😦

    • Wanda Ekosaputro
      Wanda Ekosaputro  6 days back

      Balap karung, lomba gigit sendok dan bola kecil, kalo diliat2 mirip lomba 17 Agustusan 😅

      • Lê Ninh
        Lê Ninh  1 weeks back

        Old people die . Check
        Public Hair in pie . Check
        Beautiful Bear Suit . Check
        Have sex when alot of old ladies watching . Check
        Ok im in

        • Ahail Haridas
          Ahail Haridas  1 weeks back

          It's seems like a enjoyable party over there, but the movie isn't like that 😳

          • Sweden
            Sweden   1 weeks back

            I suppose you're referring to the movie Midsommer? Well, that's fiction. :-)

        • sulung darmawan
          sulung darmawan  1 weeks back

          After Midsommar, i want to fly to sweeden !

          • babbisp1
            babbisp1  2 weeks back

            Hollywood has a remarkable ability to turn wholesome and innocent things into creepy, scary ones. They did it with european trips, nursery rhymes and kids' songs, dolls, holidays and traditions like Halloween and now Midsummer. I've been to one of these Midsummer festivals years before the movie came out and let me tell you it was the most innocent event I've ever been to. I remember watching this video before this movie even had a trailer. And the festival only lasted a few hours I think, certainly not days. All I can say is, don't let Hollywood warp your view of the world or you won't even leave the house out of fear.

            • The Establishment
              The Establishment  2 weeks back

              Nice try but we know you're just trying to attract foreigners to be your sacrificial offerings to the evil gods!!

          • HuggiMa
            HuggiMa  3 weeks back

            I thought the Maypole was erected on Beltane(May 1)?

            • wow w
              wow w  3 weeks back

              HuggiMa it is celebrated because of Johannes the baptiser (I think he’s called) and I don’t know why you have something about may in i

            • HuggiMa
              HuggiMa  3 weeks back

              @wow w how come its not done on May 1st, otherwise known and Beltane or Mayday in other cultures? Is it because it's still too cold?

            • wow w
              wow w  3 weeks back

              HuggiMa it’s no may pole here, it’s called “midsommarstång” which means midsummer pole

            • wow w
              wow w  3 weeks back

              Most people put the maypole up before midsummer

          • Prince Ro Ro
            Prince Ro Ro  4 weeks back

            I am from Afghanistan and I saw the movies minutes ago i enjoy the Midsummer movies and its ordinary for me cause we have more scary places in my own country.

            • Abhijit Dhara
              Abhijit Dhara  4 weeks back

              who came here after watching 'MIDSOMMAR'.....i am never going to sweden.......

              • çizimtrak
                çizimtrak  3 weeks back

                @Sweden Hi Şweden you are really hot today :3

              • Sweden
                Sweden   3 weeks back

                You know, there's a difference between what Hollywood dishes up, and what real-life brings.

              • Prince Ro Ro
                Prince Ro Ro  4 weeks back

                Abhijit Dhara same 😂😂😂

            • metalester
              metalester  4 weeks back

              Why sweden accepted the movie midsommar?

            • Mohammed aljezany
              Mohammed aljezany  4 weeks back

              No killing....

              Or sacrifice
              Or any other information

              • restifta
                restifta  4 weeks back

                Thank god they made this video with fun vibe

                • Prince Ro Ro
                  Prince Ro Ro  4 weeks back

                  restifta I am from Afghanistan and I saw the movies minutes ago i enjoy the movies and its ordinary for me cause we have more scary places in my own country.

                • Prince Ro Ro
                  Prince Ro Ro  4 weeks back

                  restifta 😂

              • Mohammad Alawady
                Mohammad Alawady  4 weeks back

                So........ no killing

                • Sweden
                  Sweden   4 weeks back

                  Mohammad Alawady Killer dance moves!

              • Mill Meek
                Mill Meek  4 weeks back

                1:24 most scariest part in this video if you watched midsommar

                • Mill Meek
                  Mill Meek  4 weeks back

                  Now i'm so scared of this. I feel scared about all things of Sweden.

                  • Prince Ro Ro
                    Prince Ro Ro  4 weeks back

                    Mill Meek I am from Afghanistan and I saw the movies minutes ago i enjoy the Midsummer movies and its ordinary for me cause we have more scary places in my own country.

                  • Sweden
                    Sweden   4 weeks back

                    Lovely! Now, come for a holiday!

                • cattalkbmx
                  cattalkbmx  4 weeks back

                  Do your best to stay out of the yellow pyramid.

                • Maulida Rayyan
                  Maulida Rayyan  4 weeks back

                  Anyone's here after midsommar movie

                  • Sweden
                    Sweden   4 weeks back

                    We suspect that a fair few people found their way to this video after watching the horror version of Midsommar!

                • Mertcan Onur
                  Mertcan Onur  1 months back

                  Came from Midsommar movie yoooo it was crazy Ari Aster is a quite genius guy

                  • Mertcan Onur
                    Mertcan Onur  4 weeks back

                    @Saturday Surf You just being disrespectful.He shows us his cinema language at two movies.Tarantino ? You are just being funny.Hereditary and Midsommar are best thriller movies of their year.

                  • Saturday Surf
                    Saturday Surf  4 weeks back

                    How is he a genius? All he did is steal from other movies that were made years ago and copy their exact same scenes and camera angles. He did the same thing Quentin Tarantino always does. It's called pastiche directing. No where near genius. It's simply copying others works and passing it off as their own.

                  • Mertcan Onur
                    Mertcan Onur  1 months back

                    Sweden Thanks if you guys any mathematical engineering let me know lol

                  • Sweden
                    Sweden   1 months back

                    @Mertcan Onur We dance, we drink and we make sacrifices!

                  • Mertcan Onur
                    Mertcan Onur  1 months back

                    Sweden What a cool country !! Official account replies me omg !!! So dear Sweden,how you guys celebrating Midsommar at Sweden ?

                • Hakuna matata
                  Hakuna matata  1 months back

                  Although there were no human sacrifices anymore. I think it would be much for fun for this festival to include drugged beverages just like in the movie. That would be one hell of a party for sure! lol

                  • mendozaailenne
                    mendozaailenne  3 weeks back

                    The nubbe is enough ;)

                  • .
                    .  4 weeks back

                    It’s Sweden, we can’t have too much fun at special occasions or the rest of the year will seem unbearably bleak.

                • Hakuna matata
                  Hakuna matata  1 months back

                  sad there were no brutal human sacrifices anymore.

                  • Sweden
                    Sweden   2 weeks back

                    The brutal sacrifices at a regular Swedish midsummer are more linked to dignity. Way too many refreshments lead to all sorts!

                • Flying Dude
                  Flying Dude  2 months back

                  I feel sorry for the people in southern Sweden who has to celebrate midsommar without the midnight sun.

                  • .
                    .  4 weeks back

                    Eh, we have beer.

                • Exzillering
                  Exzillering  2 months back

                  "Some idiot always gets stuck scrubbing the potatoes"
                  😂

                • Jie
                  Jie  2 months back

                  what a beautiful holiday

                  • tre luglio
                    tre luglio  2 months back

                    What if the human sacrifice are real and this video was made to lure victim 👀

                    • G
                      G  1 weeks back

                      . , poor pigs, how do the vegans react? I heard there are many in Sweden.

                    • .
                      .  4 weeks back

                      In southern Sweden we actually have the tradition of clubbing a pig to death to honor the gods, with the same club they use in the human sacrifices (”Slaktklubba”)

                    • Jonathan Tan
                      Jonathan Tan  1 months back

                      The movie is not accurate. The main event is held every 100 years not 90... ;)

                    • X F
                      X F  2 months back

                      @Sweden ❤️

                    • Sweden
                      Sweden   2 months back

                      Come over to find out if its real or not! If it is, you will never have a chance to share your findings with the outside world....

                  • Rifatmhmd
                    Rifatmhmd  2 months back

                    Nah i'm good :)

                    • Charles Ovatasarn
                      Charles Ovatasarn  2 months back

                      is there any
                      Ättestupa ?

                      • .
                        .  4 weeks back

                        No that’s only done in a few select cults, very rarely. Most Swedish people think it’s wrong.

                    • MICK MOVIE STUDIO
                      MICK MOVIE STUDIO  2 months back

                      Is celebration for 90 years?

                      • Typiskt Mini
                        Typiskt Mini  2 months back

                        No there wasn't any human sacrifices EVER, ya'll really just stupid, he was joking 🤦🏼‍♀️

                        • inferno0020
                          inferno0020  3 weeks back

                          @Jakie Senn I was just a (bad) joke

                        • Jakie Senn
                          Jakie Senn  3 weeks back

                          @inferno0020 what? Midsommar was announced right after the home release of Hereditary, last year...

                        • X F
                          X F  2 months back

                          @Reza Safdari come to Sweden and join us. Just don't pee on the dead tree or take pictures of our temple book, or just like the movie, your skin will be used as a nice suit.

                        • Typiskt Mini
                          Typiskt Mini  2 months back

                          @Reza Safdari I haven't watched it either, he said there used to be human sacrifices in the past in the video

                        • inferno0020
                          inferno0020  2 months back

                          Midsommar human sacrifice was a hoax fabricated by an American filmmaker in retaliation for A$AP Rocky's arrest

                      • Disa Sundström
                        Disa Sundström  2 months back

                        I'm a swede, and this made me realise how stupid this tradition is. But at the same time, it's the best time of the year!

                        • Sweden
                          Sweden   2 months back

                          Disa Sundström Loads of fun indeed!

                      • Gian Dale Capino
                        Gian Dale Capino  2 months back

                        That's scary. Really scary

                        • Prince Ro Ro
                          Prince Ro Ro  4 weeks back

                          Gian Dale Capino I am from Afghanistan and I saw the movies minutes ago i enjoy the Midsummer movies and its ordinary for me cause we have more scary places in my own country.

                        • Gian Dale Capino
                          Gian Dale Capino  2 months back

                          @Typiskt Mini owh okay

                        • Typiskt Mini
                          Typiskt Mini  2 months back

                          There wasn't ever any sacrifices, he was joking!

                      • 賴冠宇
                        賴冠宇  3 months back

                        Is it scary ?

                        • Squids AJ
                          Squids AJ  2 months back

                          Typiskt you are the hero of the comment section

                        • Typiskt Mini
                          Typiskt Mini  2 months back

                          No, the part about sacrifices was a joke

                        • Sweden
                          Sweden   2 months back

                          賴冠宇 Not really!

                      • Jimmy Bejamin
                        Jimmy Bejamin  3 months back

                        Hold up. You hold a tradition that had sacrifices in it. Wow. Ok ok. Shit is a cult.

                        • Oskar Dahlberg
                          Oskar Dahlberg  2 months back

                          People really do not understand jokes on YouTube my god

                        • Typiskt Mini
                          Typiskt Mini  2 months back

                          No there has never been any sacrifices

                      • Kemal Özgür Şeref
                        Kemal Özgür Şeref  3 months back

                        i came here from movie 😱😬👌🏻

                      • generaldripple
                        generaldripple  3 months back

                        Was fun.
                        Food was great but found a hair in my pie.
                        Got a nice bear suit at the end.
                        Would recommend 5/5.

                      • St4T1c R3Tr0
                        St4T1c R3Tr0  3 months back

                        *Skrattar på Svenska*

                        • Alyssa M.
                          Alyssa M.  3 months back

                          Who’s here after watching Midsommar? Lmao

                          • Alyssa M.
                            Alyssa M.  3 weeks back

                            Jimmy Bejamin i was looking into the history of it and it’s CRAZY 😭😭😭 if you haven’t you should

                          • MR. SOUL
                            MR. SOUL  3 weeks back

                            Me!!

                          • Jimmy Bejamin
                            Jimmy Bejamin  3 months back

                            Did you hear the guy said human sacrifices are a thing of the past. Wow

                          • Joel Villarreal
                            Joel Villarreal  3 months back

                            Not me

                          • Kemal Özgür Şeref
                            Kemal Özgür Şeref  3 months back

                            Me too 😱😬😂

                        • Joel Villarreal
                          Joel Villarreal  3 months back

                          Sounds more delightful than the movie

                          • Sweden
                            Sweden   3 months back

                            It definitely is! :-)

                        • Beelzemo Babbity
                          Beelzemo Babbity  3 months back

                          Everyone came from the movie but I came from wondering why pewdiepie wore a flower crown

                          • Ade
                            Ade  3 months back

                            "Anything can go on the grill." No kidding.

                            • Sweden
                              Sweden   2 months back

                              Ade Ha ha ha!

                          • cptmzh13
                            cptmzh13  3 months back

                            2:21 that face

                          • Pop무당호랑
                            Pop무당호랑  3 months back

                            I didn't watch the movie Midsommar and will not watch it but i searched it because it made me wonder what real ver. Is

                            • .
                              .  4 weeks back

                              It’s a pretty good movie. Definitely 18+ though.

                            • The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
                              The Smile Has Left Your Eyes  2 months back

                              Same... Really scared me., the fact that their symbolism really so cult., the movie its worst bcoz its look really evil. those triangle and other signs really shock me most., im christian but im aware of those cult illuminati. geez 😬

                          • Marty D
                            Marty D  3 months back

                            Who's watching this after watching MIDSOMMAR?

                            • Prince Ro Ro
                              Prince Ro Ro  2 weeks back

                              cattalkbmx 🙏 thanks

                            • cattalkbmx
                              cattalkbmx  2 weeks back

                              @Prince Ro Ro
                              Please elaborate on the scary places in your country.

                            • Prince Ro Ro
                              Prince Ro Ro  4 weeks back

                              Marty D I am from Afghanistan and I saw the movies minutes ago i enjoy the Midsummer movies and its ordinary for me cause we have more scary places in my own country.

                            • Georgia Joanna
                              Georgia Joanna  3 months back

                              I am 👍

                          • EqualLandFreePeople
                            EqualLandFreePeople  3 months back

                            Now we know what really goes on. Go with 5 come back with 3.

                            • Sweden
                              Sweden   3 months back

                              Yes, perhaps we must turn this video into a MIdsommar debunking video for next year...

                          • iaw94
                            iaw94  3 months back

                            Lol I bet midsummer/Midsommar is just soaring on trends. The views on this video will skyrocket from people trying to calm themselves lol

                            • Anwar Kattan
                              Anwar Kattan  3 months back

                              I and no idea Midsommar existed after that creepy movie lol

                              • Moon Man
                                Moon Man  3 months back

                                Wait there actually use to be human sacrifices involved in this tradition I thought that was just something the movie made up

                                • .
                                  .  4 weeks back

                                  Only in northern cults, very rarely. Many Swedish people think it’s a joke becase they have never been above the bottom 1/3 of the country.

                                • The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
                                  The Smile Has Left Your Eyes  2 months back

                                  @Joel Villarreal .. Never really used human in BC or AD its always animal like RAM,GOAT and other for sacrifices, That human sacrifices are doings of evil cult.

                                • Typiskt Mini
                                  Typiskt Mini  2 months back

                                  No, there's never been any sacfifices

                                • Dan Williams
                                  Dan Williams  3 months back

                                  Pagan culture yo. Human sacrifice is a huge part of that history.

                                • MaskinistN
                                  MaskinistN  3 months back

                                  Do you know why you hang up red balls in your Christmas tree? :)
                                  People up here used to hang up body parts in pine trees.

                              • Jack SV
                                Jack SV  3 months back

                                As an outsider I wish I was Swedish so I can celebrate this and yes I saw the movie and it was very disturbing but this looks fun lol

                                • sam z
                                  sam z  3 months back

                                  😳😳😳😳😳
                                  I’m good

                                  • Typiskt Mini
                                    Typiskt Mini  2 months back

                                    There's never EVER been any sacrifices, he was joking