svētdiena, 2014. gada 29. jūnijs

Midsummer celebration

Midsummer is the most celebrated traditional festival in Latvia
For the second year we went to Saldus to celebrate midsummer with friends. one of my friends have a farm near to Saldus. We usually celebrate midsummer there, because there is a lot of space for big company, big lawn where make tents and dance. But this year weather was such bad that everyone slept in the house on the ground ( maybe because no one has that many beds on the house :D ), because of rain and cold.

We arrived the day before, to help prepare.

Morning we spent in the city for shopping. Me and my boyfriend started shopping with picking yoga mats and sleeping bags, as we decided not to build tent this year. Fortunately we managed very good deal for sleeping bags and we decided to pick up rain jackets. Later due to our Discovery rain jackets our friends started to call us "Discovery Team" :D
Then we bought beer, which is traditional midsummer drink and meat to grill, vegetables to grill, because we have vegetarians in our company and fruits for snacking. 

Very nice was arrival at the celebration venue - incredibly friendly dog. Later we found out that the dog was so nice, because ha was hiding from the older dog, you can see her behind me, he was irritated earlier :)

Then we started to work while it wasn't raining, starting by grass cutting.

And of course taking pictures :) 
When we was done with grass, guys started to brought tents to protect us from rain and wind.

While guys worked, girls had time to take pictures with dogs and chill.

Nothing is better then beer in the middle of work.

Cute pictures after we made marinated chicken and deer meat, and marinated vegetables to grill them later.

We had the most beautiful sunset ever.

The kicker was that in the evening I saw a hedgehog who strolled strawberries.

The next morning we started with cornflower collection to make flower wreath, which is another midsummer tradition in Latvia.  
While we walked for flowers the puppy discovered how good sleeping bags we bought.

Of course that isn't ancient Latvian tradition, but it's so lovely, that selfie with friends would become my Midsummer tradition.
The weather really wasn't the nicest, but looking at these photos, I had little joy - at good weather conditions, I wouldn't be able to grt such beautiful cloud pictures.

By Latvian folk traditions Midsummer night's is magic, you can see the future. So this night you drop your flower wreath in yhe oak. Hoe many times it's falling shows how many years you will not getting married. So my wedding will be after three years!

I hope you all had good Midsummer celebration and managed to see Sunrise.

Thank You for reading this :*

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