Raising of Midsummer Pole at Skansen in Stockholm /Sweden 19 june 2009

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Prise le 19/06/2009
MIdsummer celebrations take place on the Friday, and the traditional events include raising and dancing around a huge maypole. Before the maypole is raised, greens and flowers are collected and used to cover the entire pole.

Raising and dancing around a maypole (majstång or midsommarstång) is an activity that attracts families and many others. People dancing around the pole listen to traditional music and many wear traditional folk costumes. The year's first potatoes, pickled herring, sour cream, and possibly the first strawberries of the season are on the menu. Drinking songs are also important at this feast, and many drink heavily.



see also the " frog dance" on this clip from 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtwMR4M_iFE
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Latitude: 59° 19' 38" N, Longitude: 18° 6' 11" E see »

Localisation: Sweden

Commentaires sur la panoramique:

Great one Jann, well action capture !!!!!!!.  Congratulations !!!!!
Par Bernard Custard Gascó dD-Multimedia.com | 21/06/2009 - 10:43:14 GMT +0200
Hi, Jann, nice pano. Is the lens flare intentionally placed on the middle of the action instead of the sun? I looks misplaced as it blurs the most interesting details....
Par Enrique Alvarez | 22/06/2009 - 13:30:42 GMT +0200
Enrique , thanks for pointing this out ,
I think I have fixed that now .
Par Jann Lipka | 22/06/2009 - 15:06:44 GMT +0200

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