23 June 2009

Midsummers Eve in Norway

This is how the celebrate the longest day of the year in Norway...

They do it on the 23rd June (which I havn't quite figured yet since the longest day is the 21st) and it's invariably raining...

3 comments:

eMe.Hå said...

I think it is because they celebrate St. John (june 24th) and like all the other "høytid" they do it the evening-night before, so it is gonna be today. And here in Norway it has more a religious meaning (at least that is what they say :P) than in for example, Sweden. The midsummer in Norway was in old times celebrated july 14th or around this date... but now... I think is just about having some fun around the fire, and some beer :P


Have a nice St. John's evening :)

Macarena.

John said...

Wow I didn't know that - thanks for explaining. I will be sure to enjoy my beer by the fire and this year it's not even raining!
Hope you have a good one

eMe.Hå said...

well... I was planning to have a nice one today, with the kid that is old enough this year, but they are fixing my building and the whole zone, so this year the closest one was far away from here... No st. John's this year for me :(

Hope that you are having a great time :)