Sunday, June 24, 2012

Midsummer Eve

Alanders take their Midsummer celebration quite seriously.

There is the Midsummer Pole...

midsummer raising pole

midsummer decor

(Notice all of those little birch leaves tied onto the wires of the pole!)

...and little girls in dresses wearing floral crowns

midsummer girl on dad

midsummer girls dance

...and singing and dancing

midsummer rockin

(even a foreigner can do it!)

midsummer reynolds dance

...and let's not forget that even at midnight, it's still quite light out!

Rob at midnight

That's a lot to celebrate! Juhannusta!

midsummer crown

To learn more about Midsummer celebrations in Finland, click here.

To learn more about Aland, click here.

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