Midsummer Eve Celebration
Midsummer's Eve bonfire is an old Norwegian tradition

Midsummer Eve Celebration

Norwegians celebrate the coming of summer on the 23rd of June every year on a day they call “Sankt Hans Aften” which directly translates to Saint John’s Eve, historically named to celebrate the birth of religious figure, John the Baptist.
10.June 2020 Elianne Strøm Topstad

Over the years, Sankt Hans Aften/Midsummer has been closely observed with the association to powerful forces of nature. In earlier days, medical herbs were thought to have the best effect if collected on the evening of midsummer and witches were burned over a bonfire with a purpose only to ward away evil spirits.

The Midsummer's Eve bonfire is one of the oldest known bonfire celebrations in Norway. Norway’s vast landscape makes the bonfire celebrations a scenic celebration along the coast.

This year's celebration will probably be somewhat limited du to the Covid-19 situation. Check your municipality or resident's association for updated info.


Andre liknende nyheter

Get to know Stavanger: Old Stavanger

Walk among the typical white-painted wooden houses in Gamle Stavanger, the oldest part of the city.

Morning sessions for parents!

Get to know the Stavanger-region at our morning sessions together with the International School of Stavanger.

Job search in The Stavanger Region

New in town and looking for job opportunities? Our Job Search events will give you some practical advice and help on the way.

© Næringsforeningen 2019-2023 Sitemap Privacy Policy
Umbraco CMS from MarkedsPartner