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Sundsvall in Sweden from above.

Sundsvall - My home town as it looked 1900.

Sundsvall - My home town as it looked

Hirschska huset i Sundsvall | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Hirschska huset i Sundsvall | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Sundsvall, Sweden - my old hometown

Sundsvall, Sweden - Had a picnic with my Swedish family here.

MikQuattro --  Maypole at Midsummer  -  comment from another pinner -- Nobody in Sweden knows the real symbolism.  It's a pre-Christian tradition though - the cross is just a thin veneer of Christianity - so is the Christian name for the day 'Saint John's Day.  There is plenty of folklore surrounding the day - Traditionally minding people attend an official celebration on the day - other's party all night long, as it doesn't get dark..

Beltane (May the ribbons represent the flag -- this one is Swedish -- the 2 wreaths hang on the T shape pole -- w/vines & flowers wrapped around it all -- There's a ribbon winding around to music with Folk in National Costumes from their regions.

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