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22 June 2009

Swedish Midsummer Celebration

SWEDEN

An overall feeling of joy and happiness is what most people will take away from the Swedish Midsummer Celebration at the south tip of Manhattan each June. People adorn their heads with homemade flower wreaths, dance and hop around poles, and celebrate the longest day of the year in style.

In New York it is also an opportunity for the few Swedish restaurants in town to set up booths and sell their fare at crazy prices. It's all decent quality though, and the burn isn't so bad as the money leaves your palms. Here are some of the things on offer:

"Bear claw" and elderberry lemonade, both $3

Swedish meatballs with lingonberry sauce, $10

Salmon, $10

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