Night of the Ancient Bonfires
In days of yore bonfires were lit around the coastlines of the Baltic Sea to guide seafarers and sea navigators ashore, or to warn inhabitants of impending threats. Later this turned into a tradition of lighting bonfires around the Finnish coastline on the last Saturday of the month of August as a celebration of the end of summer season. This tradition is also common in other countries around the Baltic Sea, such as Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Night of Ancient Bonfires is celebrated all around the Archipelago city of Pargas by lighting bonfires in multiple villages and islands.