On June 21st, we celebrate Midsummer in Sweden... That is one of the most beloved and traditional holidays in Sweden. At Homenetspain, we want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Midsummer! This day is filled with joy and traditions. Whether you are in Sweden or elsewhere in the world, we hope you enjoy the herring, potatoes, strawberries and dancing. 

Midsummer is a time to celebrate light, nature, and the arrival of summer. Family and friends gather for a large outdoor lunch, often consisting of pickled herring, potatoes, sour cream, and chives, followed by strawberries with cream for dessert. After the meal, the celebration continues with games and activities, and many stay up late to enjoy the bright summer evenings. 

But the festivities don't end there. In Spain we cellobrate San Juan, another important holiday, takes place on Sunday, June 23rd. San Juan is especially significant here in Spain, where the summer solstice is celebrated with spectacular bonfires, festivities, and fireworks on the beaches. This night, known as La Noche de San Juan, is filled with magic and traditions. 

During the San Juan celebration, large bonfires are lit along the beaches, and it is a common tradition to jump over the fire three times to purify oneself and bring good luck for the coming year. At midnight, it is also traditional to take a dip in the sea, which is said to have cleansing powers. Many people stay up all night to dance, sing, and celebrate with family and friends. 

At Homenetspain, we wish you a fantastic San Juan and hope you get the chance to experience this unique and festive night. Whether you are celebrating Midsummer, San Juan, or perhaps both, we wish you a wonderful time filled with joy, warmth, and togetherness. 

So, from all of us at Homenetspain, happy Midsummer and happy San Juan!