Thousands celebrate Līgo on both sides of Daugava in Rīga

Tens of thousands of locals, guests from other parts of Latvia, and tourists from abroad attended the two main Līgo celebrations on the east bank of Daugava and on the west bank of Daugava, announced the Rīga City Council on June 24. 

On the east bank of Daugava, attendees could enjoy performances by popular Latvian musicians and actors, and maestro Raimond Pauls' joke song program “One woman said...” on three stages, as well as indulge in the offers of more than thirty cafes and catering pavilions.

The traditional Jāņi celebration on the highest mountain in Rīga – Dzegužkalns – also saw a large number of attendees who, together with the Jāņi mother and the Jāņi father, shared in Latvian folk traditions of wreath-weaving, bonfire lighting rituals, songs, dances, and games.

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