Midsummer's Eve at Kirke Hyllinge

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How about a Midsummer's Eve bonfire to keep you warm in these cold winter months?

How about a Midsummer’s Eve bonfire to keep you warm in these cold winter months?

Sankt Hans Aften, or St. John’s Eve, is the Danish pre-Christian celebration of summer solstice. Held on the eve of June 23rd, the evening before St John’s Day, it follows the Nordic tradition of celebrating a holiday on the previous evening. The traditional bonfires can be found all over; from huge ones in public parks with bands, fireworks and thousands of people, to tiny local ones in fields or dotting the coast lines. Usually the bonfire is lit around sunset, people stand around watching the fire, drinking red wine or singing, and sometimes a small effigy of a witch is burnt.

This year, I spent Sankt Hans at my mom’s place, celebrating the evening with a small neighborhood bonfire in Kirke Hyllinge, a tiny town on the coast of the Ise Fjord.

“==Source”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Denmark==

written by eggzakly on 2009-12-09 in #world #locations #denmark #fuji #holiday #fjord #kyndelose #holge-wpc #c41 #npc-160 #summer #midsummer #solstice #witch #220 #pagan #sankthans #kirke-hyllinge #bonfire #isefjord #pre-christian #pinhole #holge

11 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Yeah wpc power ! N°10 is superb !

  2. eggzakly
    eggzakly ·

    Thanks, stouf! :) (Although I can't see the gallery for some reason, so I have no idea which one that is ;) Can't believe how fast this came up, only submitted last night - go Lomography!

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Arghhh I can't see the gallery anymore...

  4. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    it is asked to activate JavaScript to see the gallery, this is a BUG in the system! I have JavaScript activated but no way! It's the same on others friends computers!

  5. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    can't see the gallery... :((

  6. eggzakly
    eggzakly ·

    yep it's a bug, can't see any of the galleries now...

  7. eggzakly
    eggzakly ·

    while on the subject of bugs, anybody else got a Chinese Lomohome these days?

  8. rater
    rater ·

    Great pinhole shots! In Catalonia we also celebrate mid-summer's eve the pagan style: fire in the streets!

  9. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    how I like these pictures!

  10. stouf
    stouf ·

    ok, now that I can see it again, it's N 9 that I love particularly!

  11. eggzakly
    eggzakly ·

    thanks, stouf ;) No 10 is my favourite...

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