Latvians usually spend midsummer in the countryside with their family and friends, but Sandra, with whom I was staying in Riga, couldn’t afford to leave the capital due to her exams. However, the 11 Novembra Krastmala had celebrations that we could join. A few hours away from the books couldn’t possibly hurt.
It had been my desire to see how summer solstice is celebrated in the Baltic countries ever since I started making friends from the region almost 10 years ago. How could one not be attracted to the idea of singing and dancing around bonfires, ancient traditions and feasting on special delicacies? When I planned my summer European […]