Author Topic: How are you spending the summer solstice?  (Read 233545 times)

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #180 on: June 20, 2021, 09:21:46 pm »


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #181 on: June 21, 2021, 09:21:39 am »
Prepare the bonfire for Midsummer Day.
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #182 on: June 24, 2021, 11:01:58 am »
Well, today is a notable day. It's Midsummer Day, to our Canadian Brokies it's St. Jean-Baptiste Day--and the moon is full!
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #183 on: June 24, 2021, 12:53:35 pm »
Here in Sweden Midsummer Day is always moved to the nearest weekend and celebrated primarily on the eve, i.e tomorrow Friday.
It's a major holiday here, celebrated, if possible, in the outdoors. In a summerhouse, campingsite, garden community, in the country or similar.

People dance around the midsummer pole, after having decorated it with leaves and flowers.

After that comes the traditional food: (Paul, avert your eyes) herring, sour cream, hardboiled eggs, new potatoes, chives,
schnapps. Followed by strawberry cake. And more schnapps. And beer.

Then comes the games: sack-race, running with a spoon in your mouth with an egg on, tying one person's left foot to another's right foot and let them race against another pair and so on. The more schnapps people have had, the more fun they have.

After that the children are put to bed and the adults get serious about the schnapps and beer. If the celebration takes place near a lake or sea, it's now time for skinny dipping. Of course followed by some schnapps and beer.

After all this, some of those who are still awake will go to a more or less secluded place and do their best to make sure there will be one more celebrant next year.  ::)

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #185 on: June 24, 2021, 02:52:53 pm »
People dance around the midsummer pole, after having decorated it with leaves and flowers.

I would dance around a midsummer pole, too, if I had one, with a crown of leaves and flowers.  ;D

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Then comes the games: sack-race, running with a spoon in your mouth with an egg on, tying one person's left foot to another's right foot and let them race against another pair and so on. The more schnapps people have had, the more fun they have.

We call that a three-legged race, but I don't know if anyone does that anymore.


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After all this, some of those who are still awake will go to a more or less secluded place and do their best to make sure there will be one more celebrant next year.  ::)

All pagan festivals seem to be an occasion for sex. (But who needs a special occasion for that?  ;D )

That strawberry cake looks really good! Of course, this time of year, we have strawberry shortcake.
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #186 on: June 24, 2021, 03:48:58 pm »
Jeff, you're welcome here any midsummer eve to take part in the festivities!  ;D

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #187 on: June 24, 2021, 05:10:48 pm »
Is it sometimes like the 2019 film Midsommar?

My son said he took a date to that movie and immediately deeply regretted it.

Here's the IMDb description:  "A couple travels to Scandinavia to visit a rural hometown's fabled Swedish mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult."

Actually it sounds charming and now I'm hungry for herring.




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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #188 on: June 24, 2021, 06:08:04 pm »
I haven't seen the movie, but I read the reviews at the time.

It didn't convey the true midsummer celebration, according to them.

There's usually not much violence, and no bizarre competitions. (other than the three-legged race of course  ;D)

And yes, herring is awesome!

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #189 on: June 24, 2021, 06:33:35 pm »
There's usually not much violence,

Not exactly a welcoming description.  :laugh:


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!