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Mikeli

Mikeli
 
During Miķeli (a festival held between September 22-24), a ritual called the “Catching of Jumis” is performed. It involves a procession that carries some grains (symbol of "captured" Jumis) home, thereby ensuring the following year's harvest will be at least as successful. He is depicted as a short man with clothes that resemble ears of wheat, hops and barley.
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