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Sankt Hans

Sankt Hans

A Sankt Hans Aften Fire - Danish tradition at summer solstice

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A Sankt Hans Aften Fire - Danish tradition at summer solstice/ we have our summer and our winter solstice fire, too.

Ide til sankt hans

Charming, isn't she? OP: "Ide til sankt hans" (Idea for Sankt Hans)

Den flotteste hjemmelavede heks til Sankt Hans. Se hvordan du gør på Inspired by Kids.

Den flotteste hjemmelavede heks til Sankt Hans. Se hvordan du gør på Inspired by Kids.

Derfor fejrer vi Sankt Hans | Ligetil | DR

Derfor fejrer vi Sankt Hans | Ligetil | DR

In Denmark, the solstitial celebration is called Sankt Hans aften ("St. John's Eve"), taking place on the evening of 23 June. It is the day where the medieval wise men and women (the doctors of that time) would gather special herbs that they needed for the rest of the year to cure people. It has been celebrated since the times of the Vikings by visiting healing water wells and making a large bonfire to ward away evil spirits.

Sank Hans - Mid Summer Celebration, of June on the Beach by Skagen Er på vej!

Sankt Hans at the beach in Skagen painted by Krøyer--Artist's are in this painting!  Great paintings at the museum in Skagen!

Peder Severin Krøyer “Midsummer’s Eve Bonfire on Skagen’s Beach”, 1906

You can see the traditional Halloween witch imagery on this Sankt Hans greeting. (This one is a little difficult to translate. "Kosten er pudset" seems to be idiomatic. "Kosten" is a word for broom, which seems to be more commonly used in Norwegian. So it's "the broom is...something". But pudset means "plastered" , so... I give up. The rest is easier: "Head for the Blockenberg.") OP: "Sankt Hans, Midsommer."

You can see the traditional Halloween witch imagery on this Sankt Hans greeting. (This one is a little difficult to translate. "Kosten er pudset" seems to be idiomatic. "Kosten" is a word for broom, which seems to be more commonly used in Norwegian. So it's "the broom is...something". But pudset means "plastered" , so... I give up. The rest is easier: "Head for the Blockenberg.") OP: "Sankt Hans, Midsommer."

ITAP last june of the tradition fire during the danish holiday "Sankt Hans"

ITAP last june of the tradition fire during the danish holiday "Sankt Hans"

Celebrating Sankt Hans evening on the water in Copenhagen.  Midsummer's celebration.

Celebrating Sankt Hans evening on the water in Copenhagen.

Sankt Hans Torv (lit. "St. John's Market") is a public square in the heart of the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is dominated by a large granite sculpture by Jørgen Haugen Sørensen and is known for its thriving café scen

John's Market") is a public square in the heart of the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is dominated by a large granite sculpture by Jørgen Haugen Sørensen and is known for its thriving café scen

Sankt Hans - Snobrød (Twistbread)

Sankt Hans - Snobrød (Twistbread) Yes, the Sankt Hans bonfire is, of course, an occasion for a cook out. While your witch is burning you can toast marshmallows and roast weenies AND cook Snobrød in the flames.

Burn the Witch. Scandinavia And The World explains the various Scandinavian Midsummer and Sankt Hans customs. (Please note that the witch they are burning seems to be Finland.)

Burn the Witch. Scandinavia And The World explains the various Scandinavian Midsummer and Sankt Hans customs. (Please note that the witch they are burning seems to be Finland.

Iowa Travel, Sankt Hans Aften - Museum of Danish America - Tourist Attractions

Iowa Travel, Sankt Hans Aften - Museum of Danish America - Tourist Attractions

Stained Glass Witch Craft via I Heart Crafty Things.

Stained Glass Witch

This stuffed paper bag witch craft makes a fun Halloween kids craft, fall craft for kids, preschool Halloween craft and elementary age Halloween craft.

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