"It is very unfortunate that this incident took place, and especially on one of the main travel days of the year.
But a fire in a cable in a tunnel on Thursday saw rail traffic south of Stockholm's central station grind to a halt, sparking heavy delays and chaos for thousands.
Trains between Malmö and Stockholm and Gothenburg and Stockholm were all affected, as were commuter trains in the capital region.
Up to 30 ships sail down the river in line as fireworks erupt from the banks and hill tops while bonfires blaze and the vineyards are lit up. This nationwide festival, called "Festa Junina" (June Festival), or São João, takes place during midwinter in most of the country.
Lighted castle ruins also erupt with fireworks during the 90-minute cruise downstream. John's Day, brought to Brazil during colonial times, has become a popular event that is celebrated during a period that starts one week before St. Rural life is celebrated through typical clothing, food, and dance (particularly square dancing, or quadrilha).
So it was formerly also in Sweden and Finland, but in these countries it was, in the 1950s, moved to the Friday and Saturday between June 19 and June 26, respectively.