- Posted June 13, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
How do you welcome summer?
Midsummers eve Bergen in Norway
On June 23, 2009, Jon-Arne Belsaas hurried back to the town of Bergen from his work on a Navy ship to witness one of the world's largest bonfire made of barrels.
"I hurried into the city to catch this magnificent sight," he says.
The bonfires are one of the highlights during Norwegian midsummer, or Sankthansaften (st. John's Eve), which celebrates the birth of John the Baptist.
This year, Jon-Arne will be watching the big boat parade in Sandefjord. - jcsoffel, CNN iReport producer
it was taking during the annual midsummers eve keg fire which is one of the largest keg fires in the world.
the fire is made out from all traditional kegs that now days are shipped in from far away because it pretty hard to get these days.
in the old days the kegs was taken from storage houses in the port of Bergen.
The keg fire has been a yearly tradition since 1903
and fire number 110 is happening in 2013
in the last twenty years or so the Fire has been assembled by youths from a local musical corps. Called Laksevågs Bueskyttere(archers)
i had just finished work this day at the Navy ship i worked on back then and hurried into the city to catch this magnificent sight.