Bremsbøl Sæd stien EN - Mismos Quost & Fallen Southern Jutlanders
The Fallen from World War 1 When World War 1 broke out the first Southern Jutlanders from the then German Southern Jutland (Northern Schleswig) had to take the train south to fight for Germany. During the four years of war a total of around 30.000 Southern Jutlanders travelled to one of the war fronts. About 5270 of those men never returned. The monument here was raised for the fallen sons of the region.
The Flower Party in Sæd From the end of the 17th century up until the end of the 1930s midsummer was celebrated in the Ubjerg parish. Though not with a bonfire or a witch. The mismos quost was a tall pole decorated with lots of flowers. At the bottom the pole was covered with elder branches and just off the ground nettles were placed. This was to protect the people from evil spirits, trolls and witches. The party was called the quost and this was the biggest event of the year in the entire parish. It was celebrated in Sæd. When the quost took place, the national mindset was set aside and both Danish and German folksongs were sung.
Sæd 1933. Kids and adults gathered around the ’Mismos quost’. ‘Mismos’ means midsummer and ‘quost’ means bouquet of flowers.