On 4 June 2015 the Nordic Embassies in Jakarta came together for a first joint Nordic Midsummer Party. 4 Nordic Embassies; Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden celebrated their annual national days together.
Nordic Midsummer celebration is about enjoying the best seasonal foods and drinks, singing, making flower crowns, playing traditional games, dancing around midsummer pole or making midsummer bonfire.
The Nordic Embassies gathered more than 1,000 guests, including Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya and Minister of National Development, Andrinof Chaniago, in the gardens of Shangri-La hotel in the morning of 4 June to celebrate the Nordic green and sustainable lifestyle. With reference to sustainability and the green theme of the event, the four Ambassadors together with more than one hundred sporty colleagues and friends bicycled from Monas to the Shangri-La hotel to start the party.
The 4 Nordic countries are all focused on green energy as well as green and healthy living. Therefore, the Nordic Midsummer Party was held as a morning garden party with healthy food and drinks, active games in the 4 country corners and, on top of it all, many guests joined the #Bike2Party! The Embassies of Denmark and Norway together with Bike2Work are trying to bike Jakarta greener once every month at #VikingBikingIndonesia
In the hotel gardens, each Embassy had created a country corner showcasing their green innocative solutions and products, and engaging the guests in traditional Scandinavian games such as “the potato run” and “kick the hat off a stick” (Hallingkast).