15,000 candle lit balloons welcome the summer solstice in poland
jun 26, 2012
15,000 candle lit balloons welcome the summer solstice in poland


st. john’s night summer solstice celebration in poznan, poland
images © erik wistoe

on the shortest night of the year in the city of poznan, poland, residents and visitors have helped to illuminate the night sky in celebration of the summer solstice
with festival organizers fundacja ARS- a foundation for the promotion of creativity, culture and the arts. st. john’s night, as it is known in the polish city,
coincides with the current 2012 UEFA EURO european football championship on now. this year brought a new world record for the launch of paper lanterns
on the 21st of june. a massive crowd gathered to let go of 15,000 lit balloons into the darkness. before releasing the slow-soaring objects, each attendee scrawled
their wishes upon their respective pieces, allowing their desires to float away with the collection of glowing dots.


images © erik wistoe


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