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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Midsummer

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Hi!

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! :)
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Me, my brother & his wife! :)
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Haha, freaks of nature :D
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my boyfriend :)
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My sister-in-law & my niece
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My mom and my niece :)
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cheese with caraways
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Our bonfire

Did you celebrate Midsummer? If, yes, then how? :)

~With love~
Maddie

35 comments

  1. Loved the pictures! You have a wonderful family :) looking good! :)
    Here in Portugal we don't have a typical midsummer party, at least I don't celebrate, but it sounds really nice :)
    xoxox
    alebanac.blogspot.com

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  2. Beautiful pictures! Midsummer sounds so fun!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  3. Look at you in your cute flower crown! Love!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  4. Awesome pictures, really nice to know your family! Beautiful outfit too, loving that leather jacket, who's the designer?! =D

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  5. Hi Maddie, this is the first time I have heard of the Midsummer celebrations, does it only happen in Europe? I love your floral crown, you look so pretty and these are wonderful family photos, beautiful memories!

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  6. Awesome pictures! Celebrating Midsummer sounds fun.

    Allthingsglitterandbeauty

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  7. Lovely pictures! You and your boyfriend make a great couple, wish you all the best. And I agree with you on the beer thing, I always go for wine instead!!

    Lace and Lipstick Stains

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  8. Those are the most stunning flower headbands!

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  9. So sorry that I've been MIA lately! But happy midsummer! These flower crowns are so beautiful and you and your boyfriend are adorable :) I love that last picture of you too! What a lovely celebration!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  10. Such cute pictures!

    blousesandblush.com

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  11. I' ve heard about Midsummer crlebrations but here in Croatia we do not celebrate it! Still, I'm always happy to learn about other country traditions and cultural aspects :) Lovely pics...you look so lovely with that flower crown! You and your boy are such a beaut couple :))

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  12. Lovely photos Maddie! you look lovely as usual :)
    Keep in touch
    xx
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  14. Midsummer sounds awesome! Your family is beautiful. Love your traditions. Beautiful headpiece!!!

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  15. I've actually never heard of the Midsummer celebration, so this was an interesting post for me! Sounds like you had a great time, you and your boyfriend are very cute together (:

    -Rae
    raesayshey.blogspot.com

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  16. Lovely photos,Maddie :) Looks like you had fun!
    xx

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  17. I don't ever recall myself celebrating Midsummer, actually, but it looks so much fun! All the food just looks delicious and appetizing, plus you have a gorgeous family! :) I love gatherings with family for celebrations!

    Have a great day!
    -Nikkie
    Chic Nikkie

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  18. Beautiful pictures!
    I wish I could pull off a flower crown.
    :) xx

    -Mitzee

    Factshionista.blogspot.com

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  19. happy midsummer ;) we don't celebrate this in australia but my family in sweden does!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  20. Never heard of this celebration but it sounds very interesting! Glad to see you had a great time.
    Happy Midsummer! :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  21. Oh wow! Tell me more about Midsummer... We don't have that in the United States! Anyway, you look so lovely in the flower crown and with the ones you love:) I hope you had a marvelous time!
    xo Olivia

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  22. Great photos! In Finland midsummer is celebrated as well. Mostly same way, eating and drinking. But on in the city, off to countryside, almost everyone. We were with friends, eating and drinking, spending good time.

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  23. Ahhhh omg I'm looking gorgeous Maddie! I love your flower crowns. Very cute family photos!!!! What a lovely couple you are and your boyf. Your niece looks so pretty and lovely!! I wish she's my niece too hahaha <3

    love lots,
    Tin

    mypoeticisolation.blogspot.com

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  24. Lovely pics

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  25. Lovely pics, dear!!

    xx

    http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

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  26. Your wonderful comment made my day, thanks Maddie, you are too sweet!

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  27. You must have had a lot of fun! I love the flower crowns and the food looks and sounds yummy!

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  28. Thank u for ur best wishes on my weddings , u look super cute my heart melted

    Lovely ootd maddie

    NAny

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  29. I really need a flower crown! They're so pretty and fun <3

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Thank you for your lovely comments! ♥