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Midsummer celebration

Midsummer will be celebrated in Finland from 21st to 22nd of June. We call the midsummer “Juhannus” and on the Midsummer eve (21st) it’s celebrated by burning bonfires. Finns often spend Midsummer at cottages by our numerous lakes, but there are also many events for every taste.

Bonfires will be lit in numerous places at Kouvola’s area:

Forest fire warning can affect the bonfires and there is a chance for cancellation in case of the acute wildfire danger. You can check current warnings from the Finnish Meteorological Institute.

At Midsummer eve (21st of June) midsummer will be celebrated at Kuusankosken kotiseututalo between 3 pm and 5 pm and between 6 pm and 9 pm in Kuusankoskitalo. Midsummer will also be celebrated at Virtakiven Sauna from 6 pm on and on Midsummer day (22nd) the celebration continues with brunch between 12 am and 4 pm.

The parishes of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland in Kouvola area arrange Midsummer celebrations in Puhjonranta (6 PM), Pytynlahti (5 PM), Niiniranta (5 PM) and in Anjala (7 PM).

Traditional dances will be on the eve (21st) at Aurantola and Kallioniemi’s stage from 8 pm to 1 am as well as at Orilammen Maja from 8.30 pm on. On Midsummer day (22nd) the dance will go on at Tirva’s stage from 7 pm to 0.30 am and at Orilammen Maja from 8.30 pm on. The Midsummer day celebration will continue there as a foam party.

One great way to get to know how Finns celebrate Midsummer is by visiting Tykkimäen Sauna, where you can enjoy morning sauna on the eve between 6 am and 10 am. Tykkimäen sauna will also be open from 12 am to 12 pm on the eve and from 12 am to 10 pm on the Midsummer day.

Another way to celebrate midsummer is by visiting Repovesi National Park because the bus to Repovesi will travel normally on the Midsummer day. Please note that it’s forbidden to make fire at Repovesi during the danger of wildfire.