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Category: Celebration
Start date: 23 Jun 2019 06:00 PM
End date: 23 Jun 2019 09:00 PM
Street / Location: Swedish Club, 22398 Ruth St.
City / town: Farmington Hills
Country: Michigan, USA
Organizer: Nordkap Lodge Sons of Norway
Name: Louise Giles
Email: Nordkap@DetroitNorwegians.com
Phone: 248-224-3369
Homepage: www.DetroitNorwegians.com

Nordkap Lodge of Sons of Norway will mark the beginning of summer with a festive Midsummer celebration!

Midsummer Eve, called Sankthansaften or St. John’s Eve in Norway, celebrates the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice. The day has particular importance in Scandinavian countries, which endure long dark days of winter, with the sun barely rising above the horizon in their northernmost regions.

Holding to Norsk traditions, Nordkap members and guests will:
•Take a "Viking Walk" through the woods and fields at the Swedish Club at 6 p.m.
•Enjoy a roaring bonfire and burn a paper witch for good fortune.
•Feast on hot dogs, picnic foods, and s-mores as daylight lingers on one of the longest days of the year
•Play the Viking lawn game of kubb, with blocks of wood, and the Viking chess game Hnefatafl

Members are asked to bring desserts to share and lawn chairs.