Sankt Hans (midsummer bonfire) has been celebrated in Denmark since the Viking time and the burning of the witch is supposedly symbolic to the Church’s witch burnings from 1540 to 1693. This painting is by the famous Skagen painter Michael Ancher – Skagboerne forsamlet om Skt. Hansbålet – from the late 1800s. Come celebrate the Midsummer fest with the Danes around America and the burning off the witch so she can fly to Bloksbjerg:
SAN DIEGO – by House of Denmark. Saturday at 4pm, June 21 by East Mission Bay Drive (near Hilton Hotel), Playa Pacifica Park, San Diego, San Diego, CA 92109. More info at: www.HouseofDenmark.org
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA/SF – by DACCNAL, Danish Club, and the YSC). Saturday at 3pm, June 21 on @ Muir Beach. www.daccncal.com/clubportal/EventDetailPublic2.cfm?clubID=1464&EventID=195807&mo=6&tDate=%7Bd%20%272014%2D06%2D28%27%7D
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA/LA – by Danish American Club in Orange County. Saturday at June 21. Andy’s Garden. The Danish American Club in OC. More at: www.danishamericanclub.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOLVANG – by Elverhoj Museum. Saturday at 5pm, June 21. Solstice Sundowner, a benefit party with fun, fine food and local wines, entertainment—and a solstice bonfire. On the greens alongside the picturesque lake at Jonata Vineyards. Tickets needed: www.elverhoj.org/news.html#sundowner
ELK HORN, IOWA – by Museum of Danish America. Saturday, June 21. The Museum Elk Horn, Iowa
MINNESOTA – by Danish American Center , Minneapolis, Minnesota. On Sunday, June 22: 5-10pm. More info at: www.dac.mn/index.php?rte=viewevts&id=756
TUCSON, AZ – by the Danish Club of Tucson. On Saturday, June 21 at 5pm. The Danes will be celebrating the Solstice at Far Horizons East Clubhouse. More info at: www.danishcluboftucson.org/danish-club-of-tucson-events/
MASSACHUSETTS – by Danish Society of Massachusetts. On Saturday June 21st 2014 @ 4:00 pm. Place: Steen & Carla’s farm. More info at: www.bigtent.com/groups/danishsoma
GEORGIA – by the Danish American Chamber of Commerce Georgia. On Saturday, June 21. 5 p.m. at 165 Seville Chase, Sandy Springs, GA. More info at: www.daccusa.org
MISSIOURI – On June 21 Sankt Hans Midsommer Celebration at Vlasis Park in Ballwin, MO.
OMAHA, NE – On June 21 Scandinavian Midsommer Festival Omaha 1-6 p.m. Elmwood Park Pavilion, 802 S 60th Street, Omaha, NE.
ILLINOIS – On June 21 Scandinavian Park “Midsommar Celebration” at Vasa Park, South Elgin, IL. More info at: www.vasaparkil.com/Midsommar.html
OREGON – On June 20. – 22 at 92937 Walluski Loop, Astoria, OR 97103 by Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. More info at: www.astoriascanfest.com