In Norway a town of Alesund, putting together a huge pallet and creating a bonfire is how they celebrate summer. At Norway celebrating Norway is a great big deal since they barely see the sun in winter. The celebrating takes part in the, “Land of the Midnight Sun.”
Young Norwegians worked together to stack these wooden pallets high.
When it was finished, this masterpiece was over 131 ft tall.
Locals created this leaning tower of pallets to celebrate Midsummer, known to them as Sankthans.
The annual festival celebrates John the Baptist’s birth. But they don’t just BUILD the tower…
In Alesund, this traditional bonfire is absolutely epic.
In 2010, they set a world record for the tallest bonfire at 132.71 ft.
To light the fire properly, someone must climb the tower and light it from the top.
It’s built specifically so that it burns from the top down (so that whoever lights it can climb away to safety quickly).
The townspeople watch the bonfire nearby from boats.
With a fire this enormous, keeping a safe distance is vital, so it’s doubtful anyone made s’mores.
Source: Twisted Sifter
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