It is a national holiday celebrated from the night of June 23 through June 24 on a large scale by almost everyone in Latvia and by people of Latvian origin abroad. There are tens and hundreds of different beliefs and traditions all over Latvia on what should be done on that day for good harvest, for predicting the future, for attracting your future spouse etc. People decorate their houses and lands with birch or sometimes oak branches and flowers as well as leaves, especially fern. In modern days small oak branches with leaves are attached to the cars in Latvia during the festivity. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help. Email or Phone Password Forgot account?
Līgo (Latvian folk song)
Or browse results titled :. A celebration of Summer and life! I'm not Latvian native speaker, I made this encouraged by my Latvian friend Hasani who introduced me to folk songs from her country. So excuses if my pronunciation is not perfect. I play one during the video. Ethereal gothic singer-songwriter and fantasy illustrator from Spain. Contact Priscilla Hernandez.
It is celebrated both in Latvia and in many areas where the Latvian diaspora lives such as the United States, Canada, Argentina, and Australia. Most herbaceous plants are used, but people typically collect bedstraw , cow wheat , vetchling and clover. Plant material is used to decorate rooms, courtyards, yards, and woven into wreaths. Specific trees are also used as sources of material for decoration.
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