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This week's dates: Skt Hans

Sometime the best place to go is a private communal garden. Just don't blame the Copenhagen Post if you get caught gatecrashing! (Photo: Colourbox)

June 23, 2014

by Ben Hamilton

June 23-24: Sankt Hans

The feastday of Sankt Hans is celebrated on both the evening of June 23 (Sankt Hans Aften) and the following day (Sankt Hans Dag) to honour the birthday of John the Baptist at Midsummer, six months before that of Jesus.All over Denmark, people gather to eat food, listen to music and burn ‘witches’ on roaring bonfires. Lore has it that a rainy Sankt Hans night means that it will rain for six weeks.