Midsummer



Photo Title

Midsummer

Photographer/Creator

Espen Rasmussen

Collection

Publisher

Verdens Gang

Caption/Description

A young girl is collecting flowers. The flowers are used for hair decoration. The night between the 21st and 22nd of June, the people of Latvia are celebrating the shortest night of the year, the midsummer. This night, they are turning away from Christianity and worships the pagans Gods. On a hilltop in the countryside in Latvia, near the town of Piltinkalns, a young girl is collecting flowers. The flowers are used for hair decoration.

Citation

Espen Rasmussen, "Midsummer," in POYi Archive, Item #46187, http://archive.poy.org/items/show/46187 (accessed February 19, 2019).

Date Added

05.03.2011