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Any Local Midsummer Events Upcoming?

Original post made by SpouseofSwede on Jun 10, 2013

My Swedish spouse and I were wondering if there are any midsummer events in the area? Thank you in advance!

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Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Midsummer is a term rarely, if ever used, here. More often it is called the Summer Solstice or the First Day of Summer.

Midsummer's Day would be mid August in American terms.


Posted by SpouseofSwede, a resident of Stanford
on Jun 10, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Yes, thank you, Resident. As an American, I'm well aware of the terminology we use for the first day of summer. Scandinavians and many others around the world refer to it as Midsummer, which is why I did, because we're looking for events of that name in the area. Thanks for your help - will keep looking.


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 10, 2013 at 7:52 pm

I am sorry, I misunderstood your request.

I am quite familiar with Midsummer's Day, apart from Shakespeare, it is celebrated at many places - the one that always comes to mind for me is Stonehenge!

I hope you are able to find a celebration.