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Ejendals Midsummer celebration guide

Ejendals head office is located in Leksand, Dalarna. The very capital of Swedish Midsummer! So naturally, we wish to take our responsibility and share our most cherished and fun traditions with our colleagues, partners and friends around the world . Some of the activities are a bit nutty, we know.

The Basics!

Midsummer is a grand day out togheter with family and friends. The celebration involves flowers in your hair, dancing around a pole, singing songs while drinking schnapps. Eating pickled herring served with delightful new potatoes, chives and sour cream.
Midsummer Eve 2022 is on Friday, 24 June. It's always celebrated on a Friday between 19 and 25 June.


Midsummer is the longest day of the year and was long considered a magical night. In agrarian times, the Swedes arranged Midsummer celebrations to welcome summertime and the season of fertility. These days it`s almost like our National Day and everyone is invited!


Midummer is celebrated all over Sweden and preferably on the countryside. If you’re looking for the full experience, including people dressed up in traditional Swedish folk costumes, professional folk music and dancing, parade with the garlands, maypole raising and perhaps even a church boat race, Leksand, Dalarna is the place to be.


The most essential ingredients are:

  • A flower garland for your head
  • A May pole to dance around
  • Lunch: Schnapps, new potatoes and pickled herring. Strawberries with wipped cream or strawberry cake for dessert.


Put on your "dancing shoes"!

Ok it´s time to be honest. Most of your dance partners are going to mangle your toes. If this sounds unpleasant, you should choose a pair of safety shoes with a toe cap. Like these black JALAS 2118 VIP SAFETY.

Or if you prefer sneakers we recommend the JALAS 5462 SPOC. A white occupational shoe with high breathability for hot summer days.

Midsummer life savers

  • Mosquito and tick repellent.
  • A raincoat and warm clothes - unfortunaltely rain is also a Swedish midsummer tradition.
  • Water, paracetamol and band-aids.

Remember to bring safety gloves!

There is always someone who hurts their hands while making flower garlands or raising the May pole.
TEGERA has a glove for every job. We are very proud to be able to say, that our gloves make the everyday safer for you and hundreds of thousands of people around the world. And that, in itself, is worth to celebrate!


The songs and dances around the May pole are many and the weirdest one is probably "Små grodorna" which translates to "The little frogs". In this video you can watch when Leksand broke the world record with 10,000 people dancing "The little frogs" in 2019.
Still confused about what Midsummer is all about? Then, please watch "Midsummer for dummies". After watching it, everything will be perfectly clear.