May 222 pm – 4:30 pm
May 222:30pm – 3:30pm
The time when syrener–that is, lilacs–bloom is as much beloved in Sweden as in Minnesota. It tends to happen a little later in Sweden–late May or early June.
Jag tycker att doften av syren är världens ljuvligaste. I think the scent of lilacs is the sweetest scent in the world.
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!— ASI Member
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI— CNN
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI
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The quintessential summer celebration returns to ASI on Saturday, June 18
The Midsommar Celebration at the American Swedish Institute is one of the largest in the Midwest. Dating back to ancient times, Midsommar is a tradition that welcomes back warm weather and the growing season, and also marks the longest day of the year. It’s celebrated by making fresh-flower head wreaths, singing songs, listening to live music, and dancing around the midsommarstång (maypole)—all hallmarks of this family-friendly festival.
Buy your head wreath kit now for $10 or at Midsommar for $12, then on the day of the festival check-in at the head wreath station to get your supplies and make your special flower crown.
Stay tuned for details regarding handcraft activities, festival food, pop-up performances, and live music from Swedish folk quintet JAERV who return to the United States for the first time in over two years.
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