This fermented milk cheese with caraway seeds is a classic of Latvian cuisine. It is called so because it used to be prepared for the holiday of the summer solstice Ligo or Yanov day
Ligo (Līgo) or Jan's day (Jāņi) is a Latvian folk holiday. Celebrated on the night of June 23-24 and is considered one of the largest and most popular holidays among Latvians. The day before Ligo is called Green Day or League Day (Liga is a Latvian female name).