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06-23-2016, 12:14 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Midsummer, also known as St John's Day, is the period of time centered upon the summer ... Solstice celebrations still centered on the day of the astronomical summer solstice. ... In Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Estonia, Midsummer's Eve is the greatest festival of the year, comparable only with Walpurgis Night.

You guys are all about Walpurgis Night.

İmage

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06-23-2016, 12:20 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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In the old days, bonfires (“kokko”) were lit during Midsummer to keep evil spirits away and ensure a good crop come time for harvesting. Making noise and getting intoxicated has been part of Midsummer celebrations for ages. According to past beliefs, loud behaviour would bring luck and drive away evil spirits. Some thought the amount of drink consumed in Midsummer would correlate to the magnitude of the crop at the end of summer.

http://www.visitfinland.com/article/mids...-go-party/

İmage
06-23-2016, 12:37 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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In other words, the more alcohol and mushrooms they consumed, the better the 'hemp' crop.
It would not be called hemp today as it had about an 5%+- THC ratio.
A friends grandmother used to work at a boat factory. They would take the hemp plant and boil it for processing into rope, and in the process, created a giant vaporizer.
She said she loved going to work and only missed one day in 30 years. rofl.gif

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06-23-2016, 12:42 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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İmage
06-23-2016, 12:43 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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You guys are still making excuses to drink?

Amateurs...

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That sounds like a job I could love.

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06-23-2016, 01:04 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Not on any regular day, but some special days call for drinking religiously. It's the pagan way.

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06-23-2016, 01:28 PM #7
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(06-23-2016, 12:14 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Midsummer, also known as St John's Day, is the period of time centered upon the summer ... Solstice celebrations still centered on the day of the astronomical summer solstice. ... In Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Estonia, Midsummer's Eve is the greatest festival of the year, comparable only with Walpurgis Night.

You guys are all about Walpurgis Night.

İmage
Is she having a seizure?

WTF?

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06-23-2016, 01:58 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I think she's having an organism. 13.gif

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06-23-2016, 05:12 PM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(06-23-2016, 12:20 PM)Octo Wrote:  In the old days, bonfires (“kokko”) were lit during Midsummer to keep evil spirits away and ensure a good crop come time for harvesting. Making noise and getting intoxicated has been part of Midsummer celebrations for ages. According to past beliefs, loud behaviour would bring luck and drive away evil spirits. Some thought the amount of drink consumed in Midsummer would correlate to the magnitude of the crop at the end of summer.

http://www.visitfinland.com/article/mids...-go-party/

İmage

Those kokkos are huge. Do you have a lot of forest fires afterwards?

06-24-2016, 12:10 AM #10
Accidental Stoner Member
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Yikes.

No, but people tend to drown in boating accidents
during the coming festivities.

Jaijja.

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06-24-2016, 12:26 AM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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No forest fires that I know of. You can't have a kokko if there's a forest fire warning in place.

Yeah there's a lot of other ways to die being stupid drunk damned.gif
06-24-2016, 06:30 PM #12
Coolchick Member
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yes this reaffirms that site where they compared finland ppl with canadian ppl lol

i think i would like it there just fine..

İmage

Just Plain Nuts.
06-25-2016, 01:05 PM #13
White Ribbon call me
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(06-24-2016, 12:26 AM)Octo Wrote:  No forest fires that I know of. You can't have a kokko if there's a forest fire warning in place.

Yeah there's a lot of other ways to die being stupid drunk damned.gif

How shitfaced did you and daddy get?

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Did you do a nudie run to the sauna?

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06-25-2016, 01:53 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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Some more than others blonde.gif

We didn't actually take a sauna, but others did.
06-25-2016, 02:01 PM #15
White Ribbon call me
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So people had sex in the sauna?, how festive of them..

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