Midsummer Eve

Experience a beloved Danish tradition by the bonfire as Midsummer Eve - or Sankt Hans as we Danes call it - unfolds. You will find several locations in Copenhagen, where the evening is celebrated with picnics, BBQ's, concerts and of course a bonfire.

Midsummer Eve, or Sankt Hans aften as 23 June is called in Danish, is an old Danish tradition. On this evening people gather across the country at bonfires to sing, listen to speeches, and not least to send the witches off to Bloksbjerg in Germany. Traditionally a wooden figure will be placed on the fire resembling a witch.

Sankt Hans is the Danish name for John the Baptist who was allegedly born on 24 June. In Denmark he is celebrated on the evening before, just like we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve 24 December instead of on Christmas Day.

Opening hours

23/06/2018 - 23/06/2018 Saturday

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Vesterbrogade 4B
1620 København V


  • Type

    • Maritime event
    • For children



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