Bring the family and enjoy a lovely Danish Summer night by the bonfire as Midsummer Night unfolds. You will find several locations in Copenhagen where the evening is celebrated.Midsummer night or Saint Hans' Evening as June 23 is called in Danish, is an old tradition. On this evening people gather across the country at bonfires to sing, listen to speeches, and not least to send the witches off to Bloksbjerg in Germany. Traditionally there will be placed a wooden figure on the fire resembling a witch. Saint Hans is the Danish name for John the Baptist who was allegedly born on June 24. In Denmark he is celebrated on the evening before, just like we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve the 24th instead of on Christmas Day.Places to celebrate:TivoliAt the old amusement park in the middle of Copenhagen you can listen to musik performed by several choirs, sing a long yourself and of course enjoy the bonfire. It all starts at 21.30, and it's free for guests at Tivoli.
Frederiksberg GardenMidsummer Night is always celebrated in Frederiksberg Garden. Here you will find bonfire oration, communal songs and entertainment for kids. Bring your picnic basket and enjoy the beautiful park.
FælledparkenCafé Pavilion is behind the evening's festivities at Fælledparken in Østerbro. Check www.cafe-pavillonen.dk for updates on the program (in Danish!). LangebroRight by Langebro - the bridge connecting Amager to the city - you will find a party at Kayak Republic. They will serve an Argentinian bbq at 19.00, the bonfire is lit at 20.30, and from 21.00 there is live music followed by dj and party. NyhavnSaint Hans is celebrated in Nyhavn all through the day from 14.00 till midnight. The will be a bonfire on the water and music from Copenhagen Harbour Jazz. Blågårds Plads At Blågårds Plads in Nørrebro there will be music, food and fire. It starts at 16.00 and ends at 23.45. Check kulturogfritid.kk.dk/støberiet/ for updates (in Danish!).Amager StrandAt Amager Strand you can find a bonfire and a beach party all in one. The gay and lesbian association and Copenhagen Pride is behind the event. The bars open at 15.00 and the fire is lit at 20.00.
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