Denmark celebrates Midsummer with bonfires

Bonfires have been lit along the coast of Denmark to mark Midsummer, a festival that originates in pagan and Viking traditions.

Skagen sees one of the biggest bonfires being lit along its beach, attracting crowds from all over Denmark and tourists from further afield.

Also known as Saint John’s Day, the event is celebrated around Scandinavia over the longest days of the year.

The sun barely disappears over the horizon, keeping the sky bright even in the middle of the night.

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