May 17, 2013

Midsummer in Latvia

Photograph by Espen Rasmussen, Panos

A young girl collects flowers on a hilltop near Pilskalns, Latvia, to decorate her hair for Midsummer celebrations. The festivities mark the longest day and shortest night of the year and usually take place between June 21 and 23. In Latvia, Midsummer is a national holiday.

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