Gammelgården hosts annual Midsommar Dag in Scandia

Midsommar Dag will be celebrated Saturday, June 21 at Gammelgården Museum in Scandia.

Participants at a previous Midsommar Dag revel in the sunshine and music. (File photo by Mary Bailey)

Participants at a previous Midsommar Dag revel in the sunshine and music. (File photo by Mary Bailey)

In modern Sweden, Midsommar Dag is an important holiday. The Majstång is decorated with greens and flowers, then raised in the center of town with traditional Swedish music and dances.

At Gammelgården, children’s “Immigrant for a Day” activities will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the raising of the Majstång at 1 p.m.

The historic buildings will be open free of charge from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again after the program. Come early to shop at the arts and crafts fair and visit the geneology booth.

Food sales in the gazebo begin at 10:30. A  smörgåsbord will be served at Elim Lutheran Church from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $12 for adults and $8 for children. No reservations are needed.

For more information call 651-433-5053

KaffeKlatsch
For Swedish speakers who want to hone their language skills, Gammelgården Museum will offer a free KaffeKlatsch one afternoon a month for conversation in Swedish.

On three Sundays, June 15, July 20 and August 17, anyone interested in speaking a bit of Swedish can come to the museum between 2-4 p.m. for coffee, cookies, a lovely spot to gather and a relaxed atmosphere. Guests can talk or just listen.

Meet in the Passage Room upstairs in the Välkommen Hus. For more information call  651-433-5053.

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