Ligo… Circle of Appreciation… Passing It On!

“I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.” Elbert Hubbard

This is a quote used to describe a special event held in Latvia

Do you know where Latvia is on our world map?

I didn’t… but have enjoyed reading about this small country’s history and a unique Festival they call “Ligo” Circle of Appreciation…

“The yearly Līgo celebration happens every summer solstice in Latvia.
At this time they adorn their heads with Līgos of flowers, oak leaves,
grasses and plants. They join circles around bonfires and celebrate life,
and their appreciation of each other.”

The people search out the legendary fern blossom… wash their face in the grass`s morning dew and gather herbal plants, which are said to have a special power midsummer.

Latvia is in the Baltic region of Northern Europe… Capital being “Riga”…

 Coat of Arms and Flag of Latvia

A fellow blogger that I follow wrote on this topic… because she was given this “appreciation”… not an award… says “Mirth and Motivation”… by another blogger friend…

So to show appreciation to my fellow blog followers I would like to pass this “Appreciation” on to you…

If you decide to follow suit and pass this simple but, meaningful thought on to others… feel free… “Appreciation” is needed by all… and we have different ways of showing it…

The main thing is to give itshow it… and let people feel their worth

PLEASE NOTE: This is an Appreciation, NOT an Award.

To fully participate in the Līgo Circle of Appreciation:~

* Complete this sentence about blogging:  “A great blog is…

* Refer back to the blogger who invited you

* Invite 2 bloggers to join the Līgo Circle of Appreciation on a post”

To me “A great Blog is one that has similar interest as me… is positive in it’s writings… shows a compassion for writing and it’s subjects” …

I would like  to invite retired ruth Life in the 50’s and Beyond…

and also to participate and accept this Appreciation Award…

Thanks “Mirth and Motivation”… for passing this “appreciatiation” onto others…

I like this celebration… and I’ve really enjoyed learning about another country and it’s traditions…

8 thoughts on “Ligo… Circle of Appreciation… Passing It On!

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