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This year (2012) marks the 102nd annual Swedish Midsommar Festival.

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On Sunday, June 17, Good Templar Park will celebrate the 101st Annual Swedish Midsommar Festival in Geneva, IL. The oldest ethnic festival in Illinois, and believed to be the second oldest in the USA, the 101st Annual Swedish Midsommar Festival takes place from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and is rich in Scandinavian traditions, with activities to please people of every heritage.

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For future reference, a simple rule of thumb to calculate the number of annual events is to add 1 to the anniversary number. Thus, in 2012, the anniversary number (101) + 1 (for the original event) Vans Women = the 102nd annual Swedish Midsommar Festival.

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Join the fun of the largest Maypole dance in the Midwest, led by Linda and Paul Muir. See how Vikings Mbt Shoes Clearance Usa

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You can be certain that this particular error in calculating the year of an annual event is (unfortunately) quite common. You are not the first, and will not be the last, to make this mistake.

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Feast on a traditional Swedish pancake breakfast or a fried herring breakfast. Swedish meatball dinners, sloppy Joes, hamburgers, and hot dogs are also available. Don't miss the Swedish coffee bread, the mazariner (almond) tarts, and other delicacies at the Kaffe Stuga or coffee house.

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Admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 are free, as well as anyone in traditional Scandinavian costume. Parking is free.

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´╗┐Swedish Midsommar Festival is 101

Ensemble with Marguerite Karl, begins the festival. Performances by Swedish musical groups such as the Nordic Dancers of Chicago, the Swedish American Children Choir, Chicago Spelsmanslag, the Viking Voices of Chicago, and Ernie Sandquist delight visitors. In addition, the popular group Those Funny Little People will be making their second appearance at the festival.

Opportunities to explore Scandinavian culture are plentiful at the festival. The Swedish Cottage Walk begins at 11 AM and continues throughout the day. It includes information about the history of the 60 acre park. You can even try speaking Swedish with a mini Swedish lesson. Called The Raven, Norway contribution to Mbt Staka Beluga Sandals

the 1893 Columbian Exposition sailed across the Atlantic and through the Great Lakes to become one of the fair most popular attractions.

lived at the Viking encampment and learn about sailing across the Atlantic in the Viking ship Raven. A non denominational worship service at 10 AM, featuring the Swedesong Girls Skechers Hiking Shoes

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