Summer Solstice

Midsummer is Scandinavia’s most popular festival right along with Christmas. A traditional celebration of the Summer solstice, Midsummer is the longest day of the year. Last night in Copenhagen we also celebrated Sankt Hans aften (St. John’s Eve) which is also very popular among the Danes.  On that day, Danes sing their traditional “We Love Our Land” and burn straw witches on bonfires. This is done in Denmark in memory of the Church’s witchburnings of the 16th and 17th century.

It was a really amazing evening, spent on the beach watching the sun come up, swimming in the sea and a lot of laughing with great friends! the evening/morning ended with breakfast at the Christianshavn Lakes in the beautiful sunshine!

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