“In the Finnish midsummer celebration, bonfires (Finnish kokko) are very common and are burnt at lakesides and by the sea. Often two young birch trees (koivu) are placed on either side of the front door to welcome visitors. Swedish-speaking Finns often celebrate by erecting a midsummer or …
Midsummers Bonfire, Finland.
Arja Saijonmaa: ‘Laulu Suomen kesästä’ (1971)
“A song about Finnish summer”, off Jörn Donner’s film Perkele! Kuvia Suomesta.
Juhannus (Midsummer festivities) in Finland and the rest of Scandinavia this weekend.