Midsummer. Everyone lights up a bonfire, gets drunk and fucks in the forest.
>school season starts
>new years eve
We have a bunch of viking festivals all over the country, usually consisting of dressing up in medieval Norwegian attire, partaking in activities reminiscent of those times, riding around in reconstructed viking ships, and eating food they likely would have eaten back then. Some people might even engage in mock duels, or try to recreate ancient viking battles. It's kind of autistic, but good fun all in all.
Roasted pigs, stews and apples prepared in various ways. A lot of bread and fish too.
I present to you, Stereosonic, also known as Stereo
It's an EDM festival held in Australias 5 major cities that attracted tens of thousands of shirtless Zyzz wannabees who have been taking caffeine pills for 3 months and dehydrating themselves for 2 weeks just so they look shredded for Stereo
It also has a bad reputation for hard drug usage
It's one of our old Christian traditions, where as many people possible gather up on beaches in late June to drink and watch shit burn. The city of Ålesund was especially notorious last time, building a huge 40 metre tower of wood as their bonfire, just to purposely see it burn down again on the night of the celebration.
They're so retarded that I can't even describe them.
Stolen or not, the tradition came here with Christianity, and is dedicated to a Saint. No need to be so upset about it.
I go to Summerfest in Milwaukeeevery summer.
It is the worlds largest annual music festival, at least they say it is.
It's on Lake Michigan in a city park. Many stages for bands, very big and fun, also cheap to go there.
Wacken. The worlds most biggest and most commercialised and untrve metal festival.
>need to prove your a man for eating uncooked food
It's a shame, innit? Nothing like a freshly sliced sheet of black paper to go with your pork.
>The Festival of Lights in Lyon, France expresses gratitude toward Mary, mother of Jesus on December 6 to December 9 of each year.
>This uniquely Lyonnaise tradition dictates that every house place candles along the outsides of all the windows to produce a spectacular effect throughout the streets.
The origins :
>The origins of the festival date to 1643 when Lyon was struck by plague. On September 8, 1643 the municipal councillors promised to pay tribute to Mary if the town was spared. Ever since, a solemn procession makes its way to the Basilica of Fourvière on 8 December to light candles and give offerings in the name of Mary.
>christians praise mary for 1500 years
>martin luther himself venerates mary
>some guy from the second independent baptist congregationalist pentecostal church of of the holy spirit says its heresy
not just fire
you have to jump through the flames to remove evil spirits
you have to take your now clean girl to seek the fern flower (read; fugg in the deep wood (ferns don't flower silly hah))
and so on...
it's one of the things that has been around for a very long time
i thought swensons also do this? you do the ancient fires night don't you?
We have our fires on walpurgis night. On midsummer we have a pole with dancing and shiet.
As everyone else has maypole and then bonfire on midsummer perhaps we are just special snowflakes I dunno.
ah, volbriöö, yes yes, there are fires then too, and horse riding competitions and crossbow competition
i think this might be the traditional night to burn the witches since they are very active during that time ;)
burning catholic effigies
keeping the baltic sea safe and clean is important! :DD
that seems cool
here people burn satanist symbolics hidden in larger statues on fire festivals for banter, the common folk don't even understand it xDD one year there was a little bit of trouble though because some christians got mad about it, lol idiots: they come to a heathen fire festival and then get mad :DD