Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Skt. Hans

Last night was Skt. Hans Aften (Midsummers Eve) in Denmark. We celebrate midsummer with a big fire while we sing about how lovely our country is and maybe have a few beers. The reason we celebrate midsummer to days after midsummer (it is actually on June 21), is apparently that the date was decided about a thousand years ago. Back then they did not have the technology to actually measure exactly when the longest day was. But they were quite close, though.


  1. It really is interesting how different countries and cultures celebrate certain important dates.