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  • Midsummer day (Europa)
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    Midsummer blot or midsummer day refers to the blot (a pagan sacrificial feast) that the Norse ancestors held 28 days (four seven-day weeks) after the summer solstice. The date is now considered to be July 14 and the prime mark is a tree, but there is uncertainty associated with this date. At this time of year, the grass in the harbor should be at its best.




    There is uncertainty about the exact date of the midsummer blot. Calculated from the summer solstice, the date was to be around 20 July, which corresponds to Vassause (in Christian tradition also called Maritmesse and Marit Vassause). Traditi ...


     

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