Sankthansaften

Sankthansaften, Holmendamen

We were taking Emma out for a post-dinner trip down to see the ducks at Holmendamen when we realised that we’d had a flyer about the Lions Club putting on an event there this evening for Sankthansaften (St. Hans Eve or Midsummer’s Eve to you and I). It was just getting started when we arrived but there was already a good crowd of families and children for the horse rides, fishing for presents (involves a rod with a large bulldog clip and some men hidden behind a screen with boxes of toys), raffles, and of course the ice cream, waffles and pølser compulsory at any Norwegian gathering. We didn’t stay to see the lighting of the bonfire as Emma was overdue some sleep.

One Response to “Sankthansaften”

  1. Christine says:

    … but we did have a waffle with lots of jam

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