Murmansk, Russia Two Months of Polar Nights ended – Time to Celebrate…

The sun poked its head out for the first time in Murmansk, Russia on this Sunday (Jan. 30th, 2012) after nearly two months of polar nights. They have celebrations of the sun’s return that are rooted in a centuries-old tradition of the Sami indigenous people on the Kola Peninsula. Murmansk today marked the event with a concert and a feast…

This is a time to celebrate because it seems that in the old days they worried that the sun may not come back if they did not please the sun. So much to-do is made so that the sun will be happy and keep coming back again and again…

The sun stayed above the horizon for almost 30 minutes today, and they say that after two months of no sun, they party hearty…

I do not blame them because, even though we don’t lose the sun in Moscow, we stay dark most of the day. It gets depressing at times…

Our days are getting longer… 🙂

Kyle
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