Friday, June 22, 2012

Midsummer 2012

Helsinki, 21 degrees

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Why this is very midsummer madness.

I'll continue with my Copenhagen pictures after the weekend, but this weekend can't be about anything else than MIDSUMMER! Midsummer is one of the biggest celebrations in Finland when we celebrate the longest amount of light during one day. Right now we have about 19 hours of light throughout the day, and that is definitely something worth celebrating! We usually celebrate Midsummer in the countryside with our families and/or friends, eat well and lit bonfires, but an increasing amount of people stay in the city to celebrate what we call city Midsummer. I plan to head to Sipoo, a city 40 minutes East of Helsinki, since that's from where my special someone is!

Remember girls that Midsummer is all about finding seven different flowers and putting them underneath your pillow at night, in order to dream about your future husband! At least that's what the Finnish tradition says..

Lately I've been crazy about floral crowns! I wonder if I can manage to make one tomorrow...

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If you feel like me, here are the steps you need to take to make one yourself!

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Happy Midsummer to all of you my dear readers! How will you celebrate the festivity?

16 comments:

  1. omg its so gorgeous !
    i always love flower crowns :))
    let's follow each other ?
    stay pretty ;>

    XO,
    petitepita.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, I'm happy you share my love for flower crowns!

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  2. Aww this is such a cool post :-) I had no idea Finland had such long hours during summer..I knew the country is very far north but never thought about the length of days :) and I totally looooooove the flower crowns..I just may hv to go buy some flowers now ... Enjoy ur Midsummer weekend!!!
    Xo, Annie
    Ps for my coffee in mornings I hv this weird funnel drip thing that u add water from the top..well one morning I wasn't awake and poured a bit too much water in :-p

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    1. Thank you Annie, I'm happy if I can teach you new things about my country! Flowers are the best!

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  3. I want to have a midsummer celebration! It sounds wonderful! I will gather my notes this weekend, and email you some of the great tips from my branding meeting.TTYL!

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    1. You should definately try the Midsummer celebrations once! I'm grateful if you fill me in on the branding tips!

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  4. Good idea! Amazing photos:X lovely blog.

    SandraB.ro

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  5. love all the visuals!
    http://www.whatevereveramen.com/

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    1. Thank you for your kind words!

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  6. Such a great post!!!!!!
    Totally in luv with your blog:)
    Check out mine, i've so many fabulous news from Paris:)
    Also we can follow each other, let me know your idea on my blog:)
    Kisses
    www.anobanooo.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for your super kind words! :)

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