Friday, June 23, 2006

Midsummers Eve 

This is it - the biggest holiday of the year. Or it would be if we had kept up the old Midsummer celebrations instead of allowing the Puritans to suppress it during the reformation. In the Baltics it is still a big deal - bonfires at midnight on June 23/24, all-night parties, dancing and feasting.

A much better time to have a bank holiday than dreary May Day and not tangled up with the local elections either.

Estonia has the whole week off. Not suggesting anything so radical but I have half a mind to campaign in Britain for the shifting of the Late May Bank Holiday to this Midsummer date.

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