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In Europe Easter fires are lit mostly on Saturday before Easter. The tradition dates back to ancient times and served to banish the winter. The people probably thought that the light of the fire would have a cleansing effect and protect the germinating seeds of evil spirits. Easter fire were considered as a cult to ensure fertility, growth and harvest, and the ashes were spread on the fields.
Today the numbers of Easter fires are more and more limited and need a permission due to environmental problems. However, still a lot of people are meeting this night out in the meadows to enjoy the powerful fire, the heat, a bratwurst and some beer :-)
Da wir ja heuer ein recht kaltes Osterfest haben, hat das Feuer natürlich gleichzeitig auch noch die nützliche Aufgabe zu wärmen :-)
Lieber Matthias, Dir und den Deinen wünsche ich ein schönes Osterfest und grüße herzlich
…and i'm still coughing from being stupid enough to try and let some fresh air in the house this morning. the remains of last night's pagan inferno is still smouldering on the meadow behind our house… i'm not a fan! ; )) but i do appreciate your very dynamic capture of this easter fire, here! i can almost hear the crackling noises the burning twigs and branches make! and its dramatic shape – i see a devil's horns! ; )) – is amazing! greetings and happy easter, matthias! sabine
A great shot of this fire showing the destructive force too. Over here there is no such tradition, however there are many veld fires from now through the Winter, often set purposefully by people who try and banish rodents etc form the field. A very destructive force!
A towering inferno - beautiful to look at in your image with all these details of twigs and fiery flames against the night sky ... not a tradition here, but I have been to big fires lit for Hallowe'en !!
wish you great remaining Easter weekend,