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(January 1st - December 30th, 2009)

Jaume Llorens

International Day of Climate Action (350.org)

Jann Lipka

Raising of Midsummer Pole at Skansen

Stockholm, Sweden, Djurgården - Skansen

June 19, 2009

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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.
Location

Europe / Sweden

Lat: 59° 19' 40" N
Long: 18° 6' 8" E

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Equipment
Shot with Canon 5D and Tokina 10-17mm. Nodal Ninja Mk3 was used as well.

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