Living in a country where it's freezing for half the year and the sun doesn't come out for months in many parts is no reason to blow a sad trumpet all year round – quite to the contrary, it's a reason to invite everyone you know, set up a lavish buffet and have a massive party! At least that's what the Swedish do.

Midsummer Festival: Scandinavia’s longest party night

Living in a country where it’s freezing for half the year and the sun doesn’t come out for months in many parts is no reason to blow a sad trumpet all year round – quite to the contrary, it’s a reason to invite everyone you know, set up a lavish buffet and have a massive party! At least that’s what the Swedish do.