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Traditional Latvian Midsummer Festival “Līgo”

Līgo is our Latvian summer solistice festival that dates back to pre-Christian times and anymore is only found in a few Northern European countries. The culmination of Līgo festival is on June 23rd – the night when you pick meadow herbs and flowers, sing, dance and jump over the bonfire. Traditionally Latvians make homemade cheese, beer and scrumptious grilled meats to last the night. The tradition goes you must not sleep Līgo night, or else you will sleep all summer. They say new love, or lost love, is easily found that night...  Welcome.