Sunday, June 25, 2017

Solstice Bonfires in the Tirol

The Summer Solstice brings very special solstice celebrations to towns and villages throughout Tirol. After sunset, bonfires are lit on mountaintops all over the country. Dating back to the Middle Ages, different traditions to celebrate this special occasion have emerged in different Tirolean regions and towns.
We were delayed getting to the top of the mountain by a thunderstorm so by the time we got there it was a bit too dark but here a few images of the dramatic skies and the bonfire.

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