Saint Hans celebrations this weekend

The 23rd of July marks the annual Saint Hans celebrations throughout Scandinavia, and of course it’s celebrated in the community in SE Asia as well. We have collected some of the events to give you an overview. 

From an outsider’s perspective, the Saint Hans celebration may be one of the strangest things that Scandinavians do.

The coming weekend will be filled with Saint Hans celebrations all through SE Asia. Many organisations, churches and embassies will be hosting some kind of related events, commemorating the birth of John the Baptist, who was born six months before Jesus Christ.

We have made a small overview of some of the events, but there may still be many out there that we have missed, so we will encourage you to search in your local community as well.

Thailand: 

The Norwegian Sjømannskirken in Pattaya will be hosting this years celebration for only 350 baht (children under 10 attend for free). There will be sodas, water, coffee and open grills.

Hong Kong: 

The Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce will, as is tradition, join hands with the Danish Seamen’s Church for the yearly midsummer junk by going on a cruise from Kowloon Beer. Seats are limited, but can be booked here.

China: 

SwedCham China is the host of this years Midsummer, or the Swedish Young Professionals to be more precise. There will be barbecue, live music and the practical stuff about the event can be found here.

Singapore:

The Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore is this year’s host of the Danish Sankt Hans Aften this year with the traditional bon-fire and Midsummersangen.

 

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