Sankt Hans Aften

Experience a cozy summer evening at Egense Marina, when the Danish tradition Sankt Hans is celebrated. Here you will experience outdoor enjoyment with the possibility of buying food and drinks, a speech is held and you can enjoy the view of the big fire.

Kl. 19.00: Selling of food and drinks.
Kl. 19:30: Speech by the fire.
Kl. 20:00: The fire is light.

Why do Danes celebrate Sankt Hans?

The festive season Sankt Hans is a Danish name for John the Baptist, who was born 6 months prior to Jesus on the 24th of June. Therefore, this date is called the day of Sankt Hans. It is a tradition in the northern countries to celebrate festive days on the evening before the given day. As a result, Sankt Hans is celebrated the day before, on the 23rd of June. Just like Christmas is celebrated the evening before Christmas day.

Sankt Hans is also being celebrated in other northern European countries like England, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Russia and France. The tradition is mostly celebrated in the northern and Baltic countries due to the long light nights in these areas.

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Kystvej 1
9280 Storvorde


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    • outdoors
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    • Hals
    • Hou - ved Hals
    • Limfjorden Øst
    • Aalborg Kyst
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    • Hygge 4
    • Outside
    • Rolig 2
    • Underholdning 3
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    • adults
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    Longtitude : 10.304961000
    Latitude : 56.982758