To see the world’s biggest bonfire you’ll have to visit Alesund, Norway, where wood pallets are stacked over 40 meters (131 ft) high on an artificial island. The occasion? Sankthans, or ‘Midsummer’, an annual festival in commemoration of John the Baptist’s birth. The day is celebrated on the 24th of June (around summer solstice) in Scandinavian countries and other parts of Europe.
Nordmanns-Forbundet/Norwegians Worldwide is a membership organization for Norwegians living abroad. We are the connection between Norway and our members, either they have emigrated or live abroad for a shorter period of time.