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Midsummer celebrations, sauna and birch tree branch 'vihta' (a whisk).

Vasta vai vihta?/Birch whisk used in sauna Toivakka Kuva/Photo: Maalla / Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen http://www.facebook.com/MatkaMaalle http://www.keskisuomi.net/ http://www.centralfinland.net/

A traditional Finnish way to improve your health! Go into sauna, Beat your friends with branches of a birch tree! Good to blood circulation and skin

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Juhannusaattona

Juhannusaatto, valoa yöttömän yön, Suomen suvea, sineä järvien, kukkien kauneutta, vehreyttä metsän ja maan, heleää laulua muuttolintujen.

A Finnish midsummer bonfire. This alone is worth the trip to Finland.the sun is up all night on this, the longest night of the year. Lappland, Helsinki, Finland Summer, Summer Cabins, Sweden, Scandinavian Countries, Summer Solstice, Lithuania, Night Life

Midsummer bonfire

Every summer a local handyman lights a huge midsummer bonfire on this small rock close to our summer cabin. Apparently their family has kept the tradition up for over hundred years now. I love traditions.

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Ten Decorations for Midsummer

As a Shakespeare lover, I have a certain soft spot for Midsummer, sometimes known as Litha. There’s something romantic about shady evenings in the woods, animal masks and flower garlands. But if yo…

 My father made a birch alley to the house every Midsummer

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How to Make Your Own Midsummer Magic on Try Swedish

How to Make Your Own Midsummer Magic

Once a year usually mild-mannered Swedes are known to dress in white, turn into leaping frogs and sing songs as we dance around a maypole. Single girls put flowers under their pillows in hopes that they’ll dream of their future mate. Bonfires are lit to frighten off evil spirits. This is the Swedish High Holiday, rivalling all others because it celebrates that most valuable of commodities in the north: sunlight.

Juhannusruusu

Kuva: Juhannusruusu - valkoinen ruusu juhannusruusu valkea valkokukkainen kukka kasvi - Kuvapankki

Kuvaaja: Päivi Niemi / Nro: 465274 / Albumi: Kesän kaikuja / Summer memories / Kuvapankki - Kuvatoimisto Vastavalo.net

After the sauna it is the custom to beat themselves with birch branches. My father used to bring birch branches home with him on the plane to use at home in the U.

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Juhannus <3

Juhannusruusu = 'midsummer rose' real latin name is Rosa Pimpinellifolia. It blooms in midsummer :) Beautiful Roses, Flower Garden, Heritage Rose, Planting Flowers, White Flowers, Vertical Garden Plants, Midsummer, Moon Garden, Summer Garden

Finska Rosensällskapet - Finnish Rose Society

Suomen Ruususeuran verkkosivut Hemsidor av Finska Rosensällskapet Home Pages of Finnish Rose Society

Finnish sauna with the bath whisk (vihta).

Lauantai - Sauna - Saunavasta ja Eskon-nimipäivä

Kesäkuun 12 päivä 2010. Lauantai - Eskon Nimipäivä. Saunavastan teko ja Saunan lämmitys. Se kuuluu Suomlaisen Mökkiläisen elähmään. Tänhään son'ki *Merkki-Taphaus* - vietethään Eskon-nimipäivää. Koivusa'ki on lehti jo koko-laila sopivaa.