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Asylum seekers introduced to Midsummer traditions

The Latvian Arabic Culture Center, which helps asylum seekers adapt to life in Latvia, on Monday marked an event introducing people to the Latvian Midsummer celebration (Jāņi).

Attending were both refugees and asylum seekers residing in the Mucenieki center.

Arabs living in Latvia said it's important to know traditions of the country they live in. Latvian Television spoke to Mehdi Saidauvi and Kolsuma Matuli who were praising Latvia, saying they like it here and there are many good people here.

Participants said they enjoyed the warm-up event, which featured folk dancing and workshops in which they made traditional ornaments with scissors and glue as well as made wreaths.

Read more about the Latvian Midsummer celebration here.

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