On June 21, Midsummer is celebrated in Sweden to mark the brightest time of the year. The feast has been celebrated for many hundred years. The celebration consists of dressing a midsummer bar in flowers and then dancing around it in the ring. It is common for women to have a wreath of flowers in their hair. A midsummer lunch often consists of pickled herring, fresh potatoes with dill, sour cream and chives. For dessert, this summer's first strawberries are served with fresh whipped cream.