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The feast of S. John's Day, June 24, called by the Lettish people "Ligo," is one of the merriest Latvian holidays. It is on this occasion that the country people decorate themselves and their houses with garlands of foliage, preferably oak leaves. Old and young participate in this festival, which is a remnant of pagan celebrations in connexion with the ancient nature-worship of the Lettish

"WEARING O' THE GREEN" IN The Latvian countryside. The feast of S. John's Day, June called by the Lettish people "Ligo," is one of the merriest Latvian holidays.

Curonians or Kurs-- were a Baltic tribe living on the shores of the Baltic Sea in what are now the western parts of Latvia and Lithuania from the 5th to the 16th centuries, when they merged with other Baltic tribes. They gave their name to the region of Courland (Kurzeme), and they spoke the Old Curonian language. Curonian lands were conquered by the Livonian Order in 1266

Curonian lands (Western Latvia) by the beginning of XIIIth century

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