Basic Description of the Midsummer Festival Potluck
Hosted by: The Scandinavian Club of Hawaii.
Midsummer may simply refer to the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, but more often refers to specific European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice, or that take place on a day between June 21 through June 24, and the preceding evening.
The exact dates vary between different cultures.
The Scandinavian Club of Hawaii celebrates this event with it's Members and Guests.
- Event size 50 to 100 (Registration is first come first serve).
- The Swedish tradition Maypole Dancing and the Danish and Norwegian tradition of a Bond Fire & Hex (when possible; bond fire may not be possible in some locations).
- The event is free and open to the public as long as you are a registered guest of a Member in good standing.
- When possible register for events online; the best way to register is via the website (www.scandinavianclubofhawaii.org).
- We ask Members and Guest to bring their favorite pupu platter to share, Hawaiian Local potluck style!
- We also ask that you BYOB the Club provides Tap Water/cups and utensils.
- This event may be held in private homes, please respect owners property.
- In the garden, a Swedish Maypole may be erected by Members and Guests.
- You are encouraged to bring garnishing for the May Pole, Get permission when cutting plants that do not belong to you. Bring the foliage you found from around the island, and neighborhoods, Members and Guests are strongly encouraged to bring clippings when you attend the event, bright colorful flowers like bougainvillea, Tealeaves, shower-tree-blossoms, green palms, ginger foliage, etc.
Once the May Pole is completed, we eat the potluck lunch. After a while the kids get charged up - and we get them in the mood to dance around the May Pole. We will dance around the maypole in the Swedish tradition.Member and Guest participation is encouraged, you make it fun. We will clown around and socialize, catch up on the News and gossip. It's the longest day of the year so be prepared for the Sun.
Please consider bringing: Towels, Sunscreen, Bathing Suit, and Flowers/Foliage for the Maypole and a Potluck dish (enough to fee yourselves, in case you’re the only family to show up :) all joking aside… its fun for all ages.