Midsummer



Photo Title

Midsummer

Photographer/Creator

Espen Rasmussen

Collection

Publisher

Verdens Gang

Caption/Description

The night between the 21st and 22nd of June, the pople of Latvia is 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, some few hundreds are singing and dancing around the fire after the sun has gone down in the horizon. They are some of the most hardcore worshipers of the midsummer. Piltinkalns, Latvia, June 21, 2006.

Citation

Espen Rasmussen, "Midsummer," in POYi Archive, Item #46190, http://archive.poy.org/items/show/46190 (accessed February 23, 2019).

Date Added

05.03.2011