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Midsummer Spells to You June 21, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 1:36 am

Yellingrosa's Weblog

In Finland Midsummer, 24.6.2016, is the biggest festival day of the year. It is the celebration of the summer solstice when Finns spend time with friends and/or family at summer cottages away from the cities. The Midsummer traditions come from the pagan era even though many of Finns either know them well. For example the bonfire was the gift to Ukko ylijumala (a Finnish God of Thunder) and the flames kept also the evil spirits away. The Midsummer Eve and Night is time to perform magic spells which normally revolve around love. You can for example hide wild flowers under your pillow in the hope of catching a glimpse of your future husband in a dream.

Here I give you some links which can give more information about our Midsummer:
http://depressingfinland.tumblr.com/post/89339236813/its-midsummer-the-long-weekend-when-almost-every
This White-Night –Magic video has an English commentary. It show the spells that young girls did in past. I…

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