In the town of Alesund, Norway, celebrating summer is an important occasion. In general, summer can be a big deal for Norwegians. There are parts of Northern Norway that lie in the “Land of the Midnight Sun.” Those areas see continuous daylight during part of the summer and don’t see the sun during the darkest months of winter. The sun is a fickle friend in Norway.
For Alesund, it’s not just about being grateful for the sun. The townsfolk come together to do something amazing to commemorate the event.
Young Norwegians worked together to stack these wooden pallets high.
Here’s hoping they constantly have “C’mon Baby Light My Fire” and “Disco Inferno (Burn, Baby, Burn)” playing while they torch the pallets. This is a bonfire you have to see for yourself. Let it be inspiration for your next cookout: