A Midsummer day in Finland


Yesterday we Finns celebrated the Midsummer, and I too put my daily life on hold to be replaced by a rudimentary summer cottage on the lake side, sausages scorched on an open fire and potato salad. Sounds pretty weird to some maybe, but it’s a tradition loved by the whole nation C: I did manage to take some photographs here and there, though, and here are a few of them ^^ Enjoy!

This is a close up from our Juhannus kokko, which is a bonfire usually made of branches and wooden objects that are no longer in use, old shelves, floorboards, what ever is around. Our kokko was pretty small, but many people make them several meters high.

“No smoke without a fire” says the Finnish saying, but it’s certainly true the other way around too, as we soon found out.

A view near our cottage C:

More Juhannus pictures in future posts!

A dream…

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