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Witch Burning

June 23, 2005

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A dog owner who we met on Nyhavn our first evening in Copenhagen told us about the witch burnings planned for later that week, an annual event to celebrate the Summer Solstice. We made our way over to Fredericksburg park on the appointed evening and joined a throng of several tens of thousands of people armed with picnic dinners. In the freedom that comes from being a clueless foreigner, we walked straight to the front and sat at the lakeshore, arriving about 10 minutes before they set the pyre ablaze.