There are three “red stars” on my calendar today.
The first is because it’s the official date of Sweden’s “midsommar” holiday, second only to Christmas in terms of preparation and partying. It floats around a bit because the ever-practical Swedes always move it to the Friday closest to the actual summer solstice to create a guaranteed 3-day weekend.
The second star is because today is the actual summer solstice for 2008…which means the number of hours of visible daylight (over 20 at the moment) will begin to recede and I’m that much closer to a decent night’s sleep.
Finally, today is the 6th anniversary of my move to Sweden. It’s a holiday hat-trick!