Why are we celebrating Sankt Hans?
Sankt Hans is a connection of many traditions. Jesus's dad, Johannes Døberen, reportedly had birthday on the 24th of June and because we in Denmark are celebrating holidays one evening before, we are celebrating Johannes' birthday on Sankt Hans. Also the name Johannes got shortened into Sankt Hans. Moreover, Sankt Hans will be celebrated on Midsummer's Eve which is the shortest night during the whole year. Old histories are telling that on this evening special forces are awaking to life.
One of the other forces which can be found during the magical night were witches. That is why men and women were burn on the fire until 1693 if they were expected to be wizards. However, it was not until the 20th century that the tradition to manufacture a witch for the fire started.