Midsummer Fire Festival Guide: Welcoming ParticipantsJune 21st, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by GD
With the summer solstice date falling on June 21st, Blizzard is coming up with World of Warcraft holiday event, called Midsummer Fire Festival, starting June 21st till July 4th.
The amusing flame desecration game and the amazingly frustrating torch are making a comeback from the previous years events in the Midsummer Fire Festival. One notable inclusion this year will be the Ahune, the Frost Lord. Death is again getting interesting with StarCraft II, as Blizzard is again gearing up for the StarCraft II Beta. For StarCraft players, they will just have to wait patiently. Burning Blossoms are the currency used for the Midsummer Fire Festival used for purchasing seasonal rewards. Dancing around the ribbon pole, tossing the torch, catching the torch and honoring the fire are some of the events. The festival is about merriment and the hottest season of the year is made significant by lighting bonfires all over. Be open to the fact that you would all be sweating when you return from the festival. So be prepared to pick the festival mug and get ready to toast for the start of the festival.The ending of the event is also remarkable as the sky is set alight.
On the other hand the summer solstice day is marked in Scandinavian culture as a day for celebrations and festivals. In Norway too the day is marked with families visiting each other and gathering to listen to music, tell stories, eat, drink, dance and celebrate the longest day of the year.