I spotted witches in the supermarket today...which is a sure sign that we are counting down to Sankt Hans Aften! ;-)What is it? A huge event on the Danish social calendar – the night where you go out and celebrate St John's Eve, probably better known as...midsummer! It falls on 23 June – which this… Continue reading Witches and Midsummer on Thursday!
I've always had mixed feelings about Sankt Hans Aften. (I've written about it before Happy Sankt Hans!). What is it? A huge event on the Danish social calendar - the night where you go out and celebrate midsummer! 23 June - which this year is next Monday.Bonfires are lit up and down the coast. Or,… Continue reading Counting down… Bonfire night on Monday!
* * This post appeared earlier today on http://www.denmark.dk - the official website of Denmark. The direct link is http://blogs.denmark.dk/diane/2011/06/22/sankt-hans/ * * Tomorrow night the Danes – young and old – will be out in force celebrating Sankt Hans Aften(Saint John’s Evening). It’s a celebration of the summer solstice and falls on the evening of the… Continue reading Happy Sankt Hans! Happy Midsummer!
Another month, another quaint Danish tradition! 😉 Tonight we're celebrating Sankt Hans Aften, which translates literally as Saint John's Evening. In practice it's a celebration of the summer solstice and falls on the evening of the 23rd of June. The Danes gather around bonfires (some topped with effigies of witches - the idea is to… Continue reading Those Crazy Danes – Happy Midsummer!