Top 20 great traditional festivals in Europe - Sankt Hans fest, Denmark

15-03-2021

(Worldkings.org) Sankt Hans involves communal singing, bonfires and dancing – a tradition captured by artist P S Krøyer in a 1906 painting.

Sankt Hans fest (St. John's Festival or Saint Hans' Celebration) is a Norwegian film directed by Toralf Sandø. It premiered on April 7, 1947. It is based on the 1887 novel Sankt Hans Fest by Alexander Kielland.

The film follows the plot of the novel. The dour priest Kruse is played by Tore Foss, who opposes the business establishment's town party, which is planned by Johannes Eckhoff as Garman, Jon Lennart Mjøen as Randulf, Claus Wiese as Holck, Erling Drangsholt as the bank manager, and Sigurd Magnussøn as the county governor.

Sankt Hans involves communal singing, bonfires and dancing – a tradition captured by artist P S Krøyer in a 1906 painting.

 

Join the fun on the beach at Skagen, when a grand bonfire is lit with a straw witch figure on top – a reference to the many men and women convicted of witchcraft and burned alive in the 16th and 17th centuries. There’s live music before the bonfire is lit. 

According to theguardian.com


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