The official start of the Swedish summer is Midsummer at the end of June, when the days are at their longest. This is also when many people begin their summer vacation.
The food on the Midsummer table, or picnic blanket if the weather's good, is also an expression of the light, fresh atmosphere of summer.
These stamps were designed by Inga-Karin Eriksson.
Norbert Tamas designed the first day cover and collector's sheet.
Day of issue: 15 May 2008