St hans aften. Saint John's Eve 2019-12-06

Denmark's Sankt Hans Aften explained: Witches and rain

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They are easily recognisable as they will be wearing their traditional white caps with red or blue rims and a black peak for the last time on this evening. Parties are organized usually at beaches, where bonfires are lit and a set of firework displays usually take place. It includes a parade, decorating and raising a Maypole, dancing and other activities. The woman who stands godmother prays the Credo before the candle for little angel and says: 'I baptize you, So-and-So, I baptize you in the name of Almighty God the Father'. John's Fire by , 1912. A key element of May Day or St John's rituals is the burning of witches or the repelling and burning-out with fire of evil forces, which might deviously conceal themselves among people, for instance in the form of animals.

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Saint John's Eve

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France also rejoices on June 21 for the , which became an international celebration over time. Celebrations consist of a lot of traditional and mostly pagan elements — eating, , drinking beer, baking pīrāgi, singing Latvian folk songs dedicated to Jāņi, burning bonfires to keep light all through the night and jumping over it, wearing wreaths of flowers for women and leaves for men together with modern commercial products and ideas. Men nettop i skyggernes aften fik våre sind en. Most Feast Days of saints are held on the anniversary of their death, for example , so to recognize a saint on the anniversary of a birth day is unusual. Around the same time, the son of Herod the Great, Herod Antipas, married Herodias. It is celebrated in the night from 23 June to 24 June and on 24 June.

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Sankt hans 2019 I Vær med til Sankt Hans bål på Bakken København

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At the end of the nineteenth century, the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society was the largest secular Franco-Catholic institution in North America. The young women may wear crowns fashioned from wild flowers, which are later thrown into a nearby pond or lake. At dusk large bonfires are lit all over the country, typically accompanied by communal singing of Midsommervisen by. Although the holiday is nominally Christian, it is built upon pagan traditions. The feast of Saint John the Baptist has been celebrated in from medieval times, and certainly in the Renaissance, with festivals sometimes lasting three days from 21 to 24 June. St John's night in is considered by several guides as one of the best parties in the world. Folk dance show at 14:30.

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Konventum Konferencecenter

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Some places may add to it by including some activities for children, but if not, the lighting of the fire and the singing might not last more than a half an hour. It is common in many areas of the country. This ceremony coincides with harvesting in Gilan. John of Tuy, shares the same Feast Day of 24 June. In earlier times, small spires wrapped in greens were erected; this probably predates the maypole tradition, which is believed by many to have come from the continent in the Middle Ages. John's Eve, and place on it bread and cheese and beer and offer this to anyone who passed by. Jāņi has been a strong aspect of Latvian culture throughout history, originating in pre-Christian Latvia as an ancient fertility cult.

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Annual Midsummer Celebration

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The feast of Saint John the Baptist on June 24 was observed in all of Quebec with religious services, patriotic speeches, parades and floats. The movement soon spread to Ontario, the New England states, and even to Chicago and the distant state of Oregon. If you are shy when it comes to singing in public, you might want to get over it before going to a Danish celebration. En pige, der plukker ni forskellige blomster og lægger dem under sin hovedpude, vil i drømme se sin tilkomne. These were called bonfires as well of good amity amongst neighbours that, being before at controversy, were there by the labour of others reconciled, and made of bitter enemies, loving friends, as also for the birtue that a great fire hat to purge the infection of the air. The summer solstice was celebrated among most peoples, so the Hungarians may have known it even before the.

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Annual Midsummer Celebration

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Figurer blev brændt på bål andre steder i Europa, men under andre navne: , som blev brændt til og i. Meteorologerne spår en stille og solring aften med vindstyrker fra svag til let vind. This is seen as a way of guaranteeing prosperity and avoiding bad luck. . With them are many companies of secular men.

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How to celebrate Sankt Hans Aften in true Danish style

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Ved Sankt Hans var helligkildernes magiske helbredelseskraft stærkest, og folk til dem i kildetiden fra sankthans til 2. John's ministry is recorded in several parts of the Bible. People prepare for a Saint John's Day procession and church service in the comune of , Italy. The quadrilha features couple formations around a mock wedding whose bride and groom are the central attraction of the dancing. Traditional folk rituals include groups of young men and women singing ritual songs to each other. Polluting the coast is severely frowned upon in Denmark.

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Midsummer in Denmark

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There will be a song for that! This tradition harks back to pagan times. Originally, the cause for celebration of midsummer arose from a pagan belief that in the period around summer-solstice nature would have reached a peak in the sense that humans, plants, soil, trees and even springs were filled with energy coming from the sun and that from this point on nature's energy stores would deteriorate as the hours of daylight and sunshine gradually decreased. This allows people enough time to eat and drink and chat before the fire and singing get started. The famous Voodoo priestess was said to have held ceremonies on the , in , commemorating St John's Eve. De onde kræfter var nemlig mere aktive på helligaftener som Sankt Hans aften end normalt. The bonfires tend to look like a witch figure, made out of straw and cloth, in reference to the time when witches were burnt at the stake in Germany.

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Midsummer in Denmark

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. In most others, they are dipped in a vessel with water and left outside exposed to the dew of night until the following morning o dia de San Xoan — St. In , midsummer was a very potent night and the time for many small rituals, mostly for young maidens seeking suitors and fertility. . Swedish Midsummer is also celebrated in other places with large Swedish and Scandinavian populations, such as , , , , , and ,. Our Sankt Hans Aften festival is made possible through support from Shelby County State Bank, Landmands Bank, Danish Mutual Insurance Association, Marne Elk Horn Telephone Co.

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