Estonia: the land of the midnight sun

The Land of the Midnight Sun

Estonia’s Midsummer’s Eve is associated with romance. In Estonian fairy tales and literature, there is the tale of two lovers, Koit (dawn) and Hämarik (dusk). These two lovers see each other only once a year and exchange the briefest of kisses on the shortest night of the year. Earth-bound lovers go into the forest looking for the flower of the fern which is said to bloom only on that night – and single people can follow instructions to see whom they are going to marry…

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