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Midsummer 2015
06-18-2015, 04:03 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Solstice is on Sunday and tomorrow is midsummer's eve. Let the celebrations begin.


Quote:In folk magic, midsummer was a very potent night and the time for many small rituals, mostly for young maidens seeking suitors and fertility. Will-o'-the-wisps were believed to appear at midsummer night, particularly to finders of the mythical "fern in bloom" and possessors of the "fern seed", marking a treasure. In the old days, maidens would use special charms and bend over a well, naked, in order to see their future husband’s reflection. In another tradition that continues still today, an unmarried woman collects seven different flowers and places them under her pillow to dream of her future husband.[16]

An important feature of the midsummer in Finland is the white night and the midnight sun. Because of Finland's location spanning around the Arctic Circle the nights near the midsummer day are short or non-existent. This gives a great contrast to the darkness of the winter time. The temperature can vary between 0 °C and +30 °C, with an average of about 20 °C in the South.

Many Finns leave the cities for Midsummer and spend time in the countryside. Nowadays many spend a few days there, and some Finns take their whole vacation in a cottage. Rituals include bonfires, cookouts, a sauna and spending time together. Heavy drinking is also associated with the Finnish midsummer.[17]

06-18-2015, 04:12 PM #2
Ruby Wolf Member
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After suffering through this past and worst ever terrible winter not only do we have to worry about the long arm of the icy hearted law around here we also have to worry about the far reaching freezing grasp of talvi around here as well where and when the ice age inducing temperatures are still descending into the forties fahrenheit which is way too damn cold for friggin june...

06-18-2015, 04:22 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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beercheer.gif Grattis! chuckle.gif


06-18-2015, 04:24 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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It's about those temps around here too and people are bitching.

The forecasters try to be positive; "at least it's not going to be as cold as last year"

06-18-2015, 06:44 PM #5
golden locks Member
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yay.gif Trevlig Midsommar all you Kritters! Hope you have a good one! cheers.gif
06-18-2015, 07:02 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Just came from the liquor store


You too Goldi cheers.gif
06-18-2015, 07:03 PM #7
SpiritMasonChazz Member
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Good call Summer should be a time of fun and sunshine. Here in SoCal we love BBQ get together and summer vacations. I put out my 13 star American flag the other day. I only support the early colonial flag the 51 Jew state American flag looks like money symbols to me and not stars. 13 stars are symbolic of a circle that cannot be broken under our Constitution.
06-18-2015, 07:43 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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06-19-2015, 12:25 AM #9
bohica Member
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I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
06-19-2015, 12:41 AM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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06-19-2015, 01:43 AM #11
ocker1 Member
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06-19-2015, 02:52 AM #12
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(06-18-2015, 06:44 PM)golden locks Wrote:  yay.gif Trevlig Midsommar all you Kritters! Hope you have a good one! cheers.gif

kör forsiktig chuckle.gif

(06-19-2015, 01:43 AM)ocker1 Wrote:  Crikey its 3.6c here Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


Crikey Indeed... damned.gif


06-19-2015, 10:33 AM #13
Accidental Stoner Member
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06-19-2015, 10:51 AM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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Cloudy and chilly here beercheer.gif Let the party commence! drunk.gif
06-19-2015, 12:29 PM #15
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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