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Sankt Hans Aften-Midsummer celebration in Denmark –>Idea: Entertainment, Travelling, Photography

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Sankt Hans Aften-midsummer celebration in Denmark

On the 23rd June, Danes celebrate  Midsummer´s Eve or Sankt Hans Aften fest with bonfires, barbecues, midsummer songs and “witch burnings”. The traditional Sankt Hans song  “Vi elsker vort land” (we love our country) is heard after the bonfire is lit. Originally a celebration of the summer solstice and a tradition dating back to pagan times,  Sankt Hans Aften is a lively event where you should participate, if you are trying to get into Danish life, just like me. In the photos, you will see the pre-celebration of the witch burning, where a 3-man band sang famous songs while people were sunbathing, lying on the grass with hot dogs and beer.

The witch burning is kind of brutal to me (we have similar traditions in Greece), so I didn’t stay to shoot. But maybe next year I’ll join that 🙂

Sneak peak of the fireworks here:

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Who am I? Passionate for capturing little moments of daily life, a diary of my journey called life. This blog ''explores everyday life'', so therefore you will find topics such as photography, travelling, food and drinks, living, gardening, entertainment, decoration and much more. Meet me on my blog and other accounts for more info!

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