In Finland Midsummer, 24.6.2016, is the biggest festival day of the year. It is the celebration of the summer solstice when Finns spend time with friends and/or family at summer cottages away from the cities. The Midsummer traditions come from the pagan era even though many of Finns either know them well. For example the bonfire was the gift to Ukko ylijumala (a Finnish God of Thunder) and the flames kept also the evil spirits away. The Midsummer Eve and Night is time to perform magic spells which normally revolve around love. You can for example hide wild flowers under your pillow in the hope of catching a glimpse of your future husband in a dream.
Here I give you a few links which give you more information about our Midsummer:
Kannunkaataja (The Tripper), A Finnish song that tells about Midsummer with the English comments:
White-Night -Magic video has an English commentary. It show the spells that young girls did in past. I guarantee that this video is worth watching.
My Midsummer Postcard to You
In case you like to send a magic card to your sweet heart below is one without my signature.
I wish all of you Very Good and Exciting Midsummer!
PS From here you can see that the sun doesn’t set at all here at the moment:
Tornio, my hometown, is located at:
Latitude 65.8445 and longitude 24.1527
PPS New Flower Poem here: https://yrosa.wordpress.com/2016/06/24/all-people-want-to-be-happy/
25/6 –16 YR