Happy Midsummer or hyvää juhannusta as they would say in Finland. Our good old Finland is ing into holiday mode, cities get empty and folks pack their backs to move to country side. Yes, the annual semi compulsory drink-feat which we also call midsummer is here. As today has already been a national holiday the shipment of goods ordered since yesterday all the way to Sunday will only be shipped on Monday. So our crew also takes an initiative to chill a bit. So I’ll have a local beverage to toast juhannus and will then get some shut eye. Not so busy day ahead so be easy y’all. We’ll be back in no time…
First off, happy Midsummer to you and yours. Or as they say in Finland, hauskaa juhannusta. Midsummer 2011 is here already, we’re already past the solstice and the day in Finland is at its longest. I would have probably missed the entire holiday unless people wished me happy midsummer. Since this is not such a big deal in Malaysia it comes as no surprise that we are not lighting up bonfires or anything like that.
Good day to you and yours!
Midsummer this traditional holiday is once again upon us. Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy by William Shakespeare “which is believed to have been written around 1594 to 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set.” (Wikipedia) In Finland Midsummer basically has people escaping the cities into their summer cottages and villas in the countryside becoming one with the nature. Or so you would think. This holiday is one of the main drink-fests in our beloved Finland and it would seem that some have started the celebration early.
The Midsummer is over and everyone is getting (or already have got) back to routines. Funny enough, it’s like everything just froze for the past few days. Nothing against that though. It’s nice to realize that you had not missed all that many emails and such, heh. There are always few but hey it is what it is.