Festival-Goers Prepare the May Pole for Midsummer Eve Festival, Vaxholm, Sweden

Vaxholm, Sweden, Midsummer Eve festival-goers prepare the May Pole, covering it with flowers, greens and ivy. By C.S. White

Readying the May Pole. Vaxholm’s Midsummer Eve celebration is said to be one of the more traditional, authentic ones to experience. Here, festival-goers cover the May Pole with greens, ivy and flowers in preparation for its raising — when the real party begins. Photo Essay: Stockholm, Sweden, Midsummer 2014 bycswhite.com

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