Celebrating Midsommar on an Island

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So far, the thing I wanted to do the most this year was to celebrate Midsommar, one of Sweden's most cherished traditions to welcome summer, so when they asked me if I wanted to celebrate it in an island, I didn't even had to think my answer. After some cold months of waiting, the day finally arrived, so a group of friends and strangers –who were about to not being strangers anymore– met in a boat to an island called Grinda.

During the three hour journey, with the sun warming our cheeks and going through the archipelago landscape, on that boat you could feel a joy which remained with us during the three-day retreat at the idyllic island, living in red wooden houses on the middle of the ocean, dancing, swimming in the sea, making flower crowns and enjoying the calm while the daylight never ended.