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Sankt Hans evening

June 24, 2015

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At the evening of June 23, midsummer are celebrated with bonfires all over Denmark. On top of the fire, there will be a witch, ready to fly all the way to Bloksbjerg in Germany.


History online : The fire was regarded as evil deprecating, and should preferably be lit with “wild” fire – fire that was made from scratch. In folk tradition there is a general perception that witches are especially active in the magical holy evenings, for example by collecting ingredients for their magic activities, or by traveling to witch meetings, either at Troms Church, or at Bloksbjerg in the Harz Mountains. The fire should frighten them and prevent them from stopping for a rest. In addition, there is also a social custom, where you could meet and celebrate.

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