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  • Latvian festival celebrated from 23 June (Līgo) through 24 June. Traditional activities include drinking beer, eating cheese, leaping over bonfires, singing, and wandering off into the forest in search of the blooming fern. Anyone with the name Jānis (John, in English) holds "special status" during Jāņi.

    Wikipedia tells us that "representatives of Latvian Emergency services often warn that Jāņi can be harmful to health because of the amounts of food and alcoholic beverages consumed, as well as maltreated fires."

    June 23, 2010