Summer Solstice - June 21, 2019
Summer Solstice occurs when the sun reaches both its highest and northernmost points in the sky. It marks the start of summer in the northern half of the globe. In Norway, the summer solstice is celebrated with the Slinningsbålet Bonfire. The Slinningsbålet Bonfire is the world record holder (2018) for the tallest bonfire in the world, with over 4000 pallets used in its creation, all done by hand. Watch this 2 minute video about the Slinningsbålet Bonfire.
Looking for Scandinavian Events?
Our events web page offers Scandinavian events happening all over the country. In addition, each lodge offers various cultural, informational, guest speakers and crafts at their monthly meetings as well as field trips to Scandinavian events. Click on our interactive map to find a lodge near you. Click on the lodge name for more information. Consider becoming an Active Member! If you do not live near a lodge, consider an Associate Membership.
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