Swedes worship the sun. I noticed that already in my first summer in Sweden. People who in wintertime were always in a  hurry to get somewhere, and who hardly stretched their lips to smile, suddenly would sit on benches and like sunflowers would turn their heads towards the shining sun with a smile in summertime.

After a decade and a half of living in Sweden, I have become a sun-worshipper myself. After surviving a long winter season, and without knowing if summer will be rainy or sunny, any opportunity to see the sun is a blessing!