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Normally only unmarried women wear flower coronets, but on Solstice eve all women wear them, so no one knows who's married and who isn't ;-)

Normally only unmarried women wear flower coronets, but on Solstice eve all women wear them, so no one knows who's married and who isn't ;-)

Singing and dancing are a big part of all Latvian celebrations.

Singing and dancing are a big part of all Latvian celebrations.

Midsummer Celebrations     The Vinok (or flower crown) is a traditional symbol of Midsummer in the Ukraine.

Midsummer Celebrations The Vinok (or flower crown) is a traditional symbol of Midsummer in the Ukraine.

Kupala Girls  Belarusian girls in traditional costumes jump the fire on Ivan Kupala Night, a Slavic holiday originating in pagan times. (Turov, Belarus.) Photo: Viktor Drachev / AFP / Getty Images

Kupala Girls Belarusian girls in traditional costumes jump the fire on Ivan Kupala Night, a Slavic holiday originating in pagan times. (Turov, Belarus.) Photo: Viktor Drachev / AFP / Getty Images

The most popular festival in Scandinavia, besides Christmas, is the traditional midsummer revelry marking the longest day of the year during the Summer Solstice. A celebration with pagan pre-Christian roots, it is traditionally held either on the 21st or 24th June. Convergence takes a look at some of the midsummer festivals celebrated in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

The most popular festival in Scandinavia, besides Christmas, is the traditional midsummer revelry marking the longest day of the year during the Summer Solstice. A celebration with pagan pre-Christian roots, it is traditionally held either on the 21st or 24th June. Convergence takes a look at some of the midsummer festivals celebrated in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

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