Seurasaari Midsummer Bonfire

Midsummer is Finland’s main national holiday, a celebration of the summer solstice, it’s typically spent with friends and family at a summer cottage away from the city. And whether you want to party or relax, there are many ways to get in on the fun. One of these is Seurasaari Midsummer Bonfire, which offers folk music and dance performances, and a traditional Midsummer bonfire will be the highlight of the evening.

In the olden days, bonfires (or “kokko”) were lit during Midsummer to keep evil spirits away and ensure a good harvest. But making noise and getting tipsy has been part of Finland’s Midsummer celebrations through the ages. And not all in the name of fun – in the past, people believed loud behaviour would bring luck and drive away evil spirits.

Seurasaari Midsummer Bonfire is a unique chance to dive into Midsummer traditions and learn about their history in an idyllic island.

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