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DenmarkSolstice.jpg
(Denmark 1983)

midsummer dreams
white nights in Nordic lands
(who sleeps in the summer?)

solstice celebrations
bonfires on beaches
three nights in three countries

summer holidays, cottages
sauna and skinny dips in silky lakes

Hauskaa Juhannusta!
Happy Solstice!

Marja-Leena | 21/06/2007 | 2 comments
themes: Culture, Finland, Estonia & Finno-Ugric


2 comments

And while we're at it, happy National Aboriginal Day! (Canada)

Peter - yes, I just heard about it the other day - thanks for the reminder. Here is more info:

"On June 21st, 2007, Canadians from all walks of life are invited to participate in the many National Aboriginal Day events that will be taking place from coast to coast to coast.

June 21st kick starts the 11 days of Celebrate Canada! which includes National Aboriginal Day (June 21), Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24), Multiculturalism Day (June 27) and concluding with Canada Day (July 1)!"