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Swedish celebration is Saturday at Peace Gardens

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The Swedish Heritage Society of Utah will hold its annual Midsummer celebration on Saturday, June 25, at the Swedish garden in the International Peace Gardens. The garden is located in the Jordan River Park at 1000 S. 900 West.

Midsummer is an important festival in Sweden, marking the return of sunlight to a part of the world that experiences long winter nights during the colder months. It is celebrated by decorating and raising a Maypole and dancing around it.

The Utah celebration will begin at 3 p.m., and the Maypole will be raised at 4 p.m. There will be a delicious Swedish meal, catered by A Viking Feast, for $8. The event will include games and activities for children, live music for dancing, and a large selection of Swedish products for sale.

The Swedish Heritage Society invites anyone with Swedish background, or simply an interest in Swedish culture, to join us in this celebration of summer.