So, Wednesday was summer solstice, the longest day of the year. And Saturday is Juhannus (= Midsummer), when we celebrate everything that makes summer so special in Finland: the midnight sun and ‘the nightless nights’ (in Helsinki sunrise is at 3.53 am and sunset at 10.52 pm on 24 June: in Northern Finland the sun does not set at all).
So, how do you celebrate Midsummer, then?
Well, there are bonfires by the sea/lake, music festivals and special events with singing and dancing.
Although, walking around the rather empty city streets you might be hard pressed to guess this is one of the biggest celebrations of the year. That’s because most people celebrate Midsummer in the countryside.
In the past Midsummer was a night for magic and spells. Today it often marks the start of summer holiday. It is the time to relax and catch up with friends and family. Or just sit quietly, watching the bonfires reflected in the water…
Hyvää juhannusta! / Happy Midsummer!
dress: Oysho / cardigan: Soyaconcept (old) / shoes: Clarks (old) /
bag: Lancel (old) / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs
location: Sirpalesaari, Helsinki
How do you celebrate Midsummer?
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Oh yes, looking very good in this outfit my dear. Enjoy your holiday.Greetje
How glorious to have that many hours of sunshine. June 21 is my pug's birthday so I spent it giving her additional belly rubs ; PbisousSuzanne
Well, we sort of see the white summer nights as compensation for the long, dark winter…Your pug is one lucky dog, with so much love.
Summer Solstice for you , Winter Solstice for me – enjoy those long Summer evenings after your Winter they are thoroughly deserved.Your maxi dress and coral cardigan are lovely on you too.
Tiina, I adore this pattern! What a pretty dress. And of course you know that the pink looks amazing on you! Thanks for linking up with me.Shelbeewww.shelbeeontheedge.com
Lovely dress, and you have a knack at choosing the perfect colors to compliment! Love the pinkish cardigan with this look. Midsummer a lovely time of year to enjoy the outdoors!thanks for linking!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com
Fabulous dress, looks super on you. x Enjoy! Jacquiwww.mummabstylish.com
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Nice dress, perfect for summer ♥muymanana.es