Sunday, July 10, 2011

Pagan Sun Festival.

Apparently in some Northern European and Baltic countries people celebrate the summer solstice in a big big way. And why not? It's the longest day of the year! Might as well have one last hoopla before everything heads back to being dark and wintery again. Besides, they don't have Independence Day. Go America, right?!

Well this year, I celebrated both. My friends and I did the best we could with what we had. We ate traditional food (gourmet hot dogs and smores), wore head wreaths (leafy camouflage?), and jumped over a bonfire (or rather, a small fire in a fire pit...).
That concrete wall added a level of difficulty I was not anticipating. It was quite scary...also, exhilarating.
See how much fun we're having?