In Latvia, Midsummer is called as Jani( SON OF GODS) or Līgo svētki (svētki = festival). It is a national holiday celebrated on a large scale by almost everyone in Latvia and by people of Latvian origin abroad. Celebrations consist of a lot of traditional elements as baking pīrāgi, singing hundreds of Latvian folk songs dedicated to Jāņi, burning bonfire to keep light all through the night and jumping over it, wearing wreaths of flowers (for women) and oak leaves (for men) together with modern commercial products and ideas. There are umpteen beliefs and traditions allover Latvian 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 . (REF:WIKIPEDIA.ORG)
One of our dear blogger friend http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com has started a circle of appreciation to commemorate the festival in the world of blog.
To fully participate in the Līgo Circle of Appreciation:
* Complete this sentence about blogging: ”A great blog is…”
* Refer back to the blogger who invited you
* Invite 2 bloggers to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation on a post
In my words :
A great blog is the one which spreads sunshine,
even in our gloomy times,
it reflects the emotions as I go through it,
fills our senses with humour and awe,
sometimes attracting by the mindblowing spark,
colouring the imaginations vividly,
whispering few words lovely,
expressing the truth in subtle way,
enfolding many mysteries that died away,
opening a new outlook to the mind,
creating a path to the heart pristine,
touching my feelings with innocence,
I smile,laugh,like and love the page,
And as I leave the blog ,
I drop a tear as I go away.
I would like to include in this beautiful circle two wonderful bloggers…
http://momentswithmillie.wordpress.com : words spoken from the heart with spectacular views.
http://drsuraiyanasim.wordpress.com: I just love her.visit her blog to see the flutterings of the wings of a butterfly..
Thanks esengasvoice to let us know about your tradition and letting us be a part of it.