As some of you might know on 23d and 24th of June many countries celebrate Midsummer. Midsummer is a celebration also known as St. John's Day which is centered upon the summer solstice. Like every other year I celebrated Midsummer together with my closest family and my boyfriend at my grandparents countryside home. I love going to the countryside and meeting my grandparents, cousins etc - I am very close to my family, therefore, I am the happiest when I am surrounded by it!
In Latvia on Midsummer there are many traditions- for example, we have to make flower wreaths for women and oak leave wreaths for men. We eat traditional Midsummer food, for example, cheese with caraway, barbecue, patties with meat and drink traditional beverage- beer. But as I am not very keen on beer ( I don't like how it tastes), I drank wine. Another traditional Midsummer element is a bonfire, there might be people who don't follow other Midsummer traditions, but almost everybody has a bonfire in their gardens!
Anyways, enough about the traditions, I will let my pictures speak for themselves! :)
Me, my brother & his wife! :)
Haha, freaks of nature :D
my boyfriend :)
My sister-in-law & my niece
My mom and my niece :)
cheese with caraways
Did you celebrate Midsummer? If, yes, then how? :)