Sunday, June 23, 2013

it's midsummer, so we burn a witch











sankt hans, the midsummer celebration in denmark features the burning of an effigy of a witch. i'm not sure where that tradition comes from, nor why we perpetuate it. but there you have it. that's just how we roll here in denmark.

5 comments:

Bill Stankus said...

A witch, huh, not a warlock?

Actually it's kinda creepy - too much historic nastiness and religious zealotry associated with that ritual. It conjures Joan of Arc, Salem and the Spanish Inquisition.

DahnStarr said...

Well, there ya go, that's one way of getting rid of old cloths! (Yea, and Bill is right...it is very creepy.)

Suzanne Lynch-McKay said...

Wonder if it has any links to the UK Bonfire Night tradition? Although ours is in November, so probably not.

andressa said...

wonderful!

Kikit said...

Interesting tradition, will Google later for additional info. Thanks for sharing the pics.