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Germany didn't agree to this foolery!


It's an ancient tradition in Denmark to light huge bonfires on midsummer's eve to ward off evil, but in the 1920's people started placing a witch made of cloth and straw on the bonfire. It's believed that the bonfire will give her an extra magical push that'll help her fly all the way to the Brocken mountain in the Harz region of Germany where she can party with all her witch friends.

Nobody knows for sure, but it's speculated that the idea to place a witch on the bonfire was a suggested by German workers in Denmark, and that's why they fly to Germany.


23rd June 2017

Tagged in Denmark Germany


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jmijnen

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1 day ago #9650128        
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Those würst eating skills though.

1 day ago #9650346        
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Why Uber when you can hitch a ride on magical bonfire rockets.

1 day ago #9650072        
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:D The first frame made me recall this :
"Jokes about german sausages are the wurst..."



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13 hours ago #9650594        
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My crush on sister Denmark grows.

1 day ago #9650330        
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I like the fact that Humon thought;

"Hm, I need just brother Germany in the first panel, establishing him alone....
So, what does he do when he's alone?
I know - eat sausages of course!"

:-D

Nedalin

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1 day ago #9650149        
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I bet, this has something to do with Walpurgis-night which is on 30. April. That's when the german witches party on the Brocken. Danish witches are just very late...

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1 day ago #9650133        
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I really love The Sisters of Scandanavia and would LOVE to see more of them. Thank you for the comic either way Humon!

1 day ago #9650084        
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In west-Austria we make those Bonfires too. I hope we have good weather this Saturday, then one can see on amlost every mountain peak a light burning after dawn. :)

Carewolf

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1 day ago #9650077        
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Well, actually it is probably just a tradition migrated from Valborgsaften (Walpurgis Nacht) on the 30th of April, where Germany has large bonfires to ward of evil and witches are said to party on Brocken.

I think we used to celebrate it too in Denmark, but Sankt Hans has taken over.

Edit: Though note that the witch is burned and send to hell, places in Germany is just often used as synonyms for hell (which I find much more interesting). Ad pommern til (To Pommerania), sendt til Brocken, etc.

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1 day ago #9650061        
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We were ready for witches on Walpurgis night. We have a strict schedule, you know?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walpurgis_Night

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