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Traditional activities held in Riga to celebrate Winter Solstice
Last Updated: 2017-12-22 14:49 | Xinhua
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LATVIA-RIGA-WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATIONS

Members of a folk band sing during Winter Solstice celebrations in Riga, Latvia, on Dec. 21, 2017. Latvian folklore groups participated in the traditional log-pulling activities in Riga's Old Town to celebrate the Winter Solstice on Thursday. At the end of the procession, the log was burned in a bonfire, symbolizing burning all the misfortune and sorrow to make a fresh start in the new year. (Xinhua/Janis)

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