Midsummer in pictures
Good traditions are meant to be continued, right? For the seventh year in a row (gosh, where does the time fly?) here on my blog I am sharing with you pictures from Midsummer celebration. Every year we celebrate Midsummer in the countryside home of my grandparents near a town called Tārgale which is very close to a city called Ventspils. This celebration is the only celebration in which I am able to meet all of my family. And probably because of that Midsummer is my favorite celebration of the whole year.
As usual the day of Līgo started with some countryside works, then the girls picked wild flowers in the nearby meadows. Later on we created flowers crowns for girls and oak tree leaf wreaths for the boys. The evening, of course, involved a lot of eating 😁 We ate so, so much – it feels like I could not eat for weeks at this point 😁
Thankfully the weather wasn’t as terrible as last year. It still was pretty cold (hey winter scarf!), but no rain or wind this year. The dress I am wearing in the pictures was on me for around an hour, then it got so cold that I decided to change it to jeans, warm hoodie, faux leather jacket and the previously mentioned winter scarf. So did you celebrate Midsummer/Summer Solstice in your country? What traditions do you follow? 
Blog posts of previous Midsummer celebrations:
2017 // 2016 // 2015 // 2014 // 2013 // 2012
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Lieliskas tradīcijas ir jāturpina, vai ne? Jau septīto gadu pēc kārtas (kur tas laiks skrien?) es blogā vēlos dalīties ar bildēm no Jāņu svinībām. Jāņus katru gadu svinam manu vecvecāku laukos netālu no Tārgales, kas, savukārt, ir netālu no Ventspils. Tie ir vienīgie svētki gadā, kas tiek pavadīti pilnā ģimenes sastāvā. Ļoti iespējams tieši šī iemesla dēļ šie svētki ir vieni no maniem mīļākajiem.
Kā jau ierasts Līgo vakara diena iesākās ar dažādiem lauku sakopšanas darbiem, pēc tam neizpalika puķu lasīšana tuvumā esošajās pļavās, un arī vainadziņu pīšana – meitenēm no salasītajiem ziediem, puišiem no ozolkoka lapām. Protams, neizpalika arī pats galvenais svētku elements – ēšana 😁 Ēsts, protams, tika daudz un dikti. Tik daudz, ka man liekas, ka man pietiks vēl visai atlikušajai nedēļai 😁
Par laimi laika apstākļi Ventspils pusē kaut cik lutināja, jo kaut arī vakars bija diezgan drēgns (sveika ziemas šalle!), tomēr nelija lietus un nebija manāma pat mazākā vēja pūsmiņa. Man mugurā esošā kleita savu izgājienu izturēja vien aptuveni stundu un jau pavisam drīz to nomainīja džinsas, džemperis, mākslīgās ādas jaka un jau pieminētā ziemas šalle. Kā tu pavadīji šos Jāņus, kurā vietā svinēji?
Ieskaties pagājušo gadu Jāņu bildēs šeit:
2017 // 2016 // 2015 // 2014 // 2013 // 2012
Midsummer in pictures
Midsummer in pictures

Midsummer in pictures
My beautiful mum 😍
Skaistā mammīte 😍
Summer Solstice in Latvia
Summer Solstice in Latvia
Mum and my niece Elīza
Mamma ar manu brāļameitu Elīzu
Summer Solstice in Latvia
Summer Solstice in Latvia
Summer Solstice in Latvia
How Summer Solstice is celebrated
How Summer Solstice is celebrated
How Summer Solstice is celebrated
How Summer Solstice is celebrated
How Summer Solstice is celebrated
Midsummer celebration traditions in Latvia
Midsummer celebration traditions in Latvia
Midsummer celebration traditions in Latvia
Midsummer celebration traditions in Latvia
Midsummer celebration traditions in Latvia
With love
Maddie

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