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Swedish Midsummer through the eyes of foreigners: 'It was the first time I saw my in-laws tipsy'

Get ready to pretend you're a frog. Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

Published: 22.Jun.2017 11:21 hrs

We asked readers to share their Midsummer memories.

With its pole dancing (no, not that kind), songs about frogs, pickled herring and copious amounts of snaps, Midsummer's Eve is one of Sweden's biggest, and certainly craziest, holidays.

It can be pretty weird for those of us who didn't grow up in the country, so we asked our readers to share their best, worst, weirdest and most embarrassing Midsummer memories. Here's what you came up with:

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