Summer in Sweden: 2016

Summer in Sweden: 2016
It's the end of the academic year, and SI News will be taking a summer break. But if you're staying in Sweden this summer, there are some great events you should know about!

Midsummer's Eve, June 24th

Midsummer is the biggest holiday of the year in Sweden, and can be celebrated anywhere in the country. Don't miss our guide to the top ten odd Swedish Midsummer traditions, and a more detailed explanation of the holiday, and another eight great things to do in Stockholm this summer

Almedalen Week on Gotland, July 4th – 10th

Almedalen is Sweden's largest political event, and thousands of politicians, lobbyists, journalists, and other organizations will gather in Visby, Gotland, at tthe beginning of July. Read more here, and another explanation here.

The parliamentary parties each have a day in the week according to a rolling timetable. The parties’ days often begin with participation in early morning TV broadcasts and breakfast meetings. The parties usually hold their seminars in the morning, starting at 09.00. 

The parties have all of Almedalen at their disposal on the day on which they are speaking. Many choose to organize different types of events during the day or in connection with the speech, which is often made at 19.00. On the concluding Sunday, the speech is held around midday.

Stockholm Music and Arts Festival – July 29th – 31st

There are plenty of music festivals in the summer in Swedish, like Bråvalla, Way Out West, and Popganda. This one is special because it's located in the heart of Stockholm, on Skeppsholmen – and it's not just about music, but also art. The Moderna Museum and the Architecture Museum join forces to present a truly unique cultural experience. 

World Water Week 2016 – August 28th – September 2nd

The programme of  the prestigious 2016 World Water Week consist of dozens of events and workshops. During the 90-minute events, the most relevant topics relating to “Water for Development” will be discussed – i.e. Financing, SDGs, Integrity, Gender issues, Climate Change, Energy, Sanitation, Food, Conflict Resolution, and Water Management.