The charming city of Riga is saturated with a fairy tale atmosphere and romance. The capital of Latvia began its development in the Middle Ages as a port city: rich merchants gathered here and the powerful masters of the Levon Order built their stone castles. Today Riga is the largest city in the Baltic States with a huge number of attractions and memorable places. The appearance of the political, cultural and economic center of the country is determined by rich buildings in the Art Nouveau … Read more
The real prides of Liepaja are its folk customs. City residents cherish the cultural traditions, many of which remain unchanged for several hundreds of years. The city hosts a lot of interesting national celebrations. Colorful costumes, traditional songs, dances and holiday treats are main attributes of those events. Many national traditions have pagan roots, which also gives them a special flavor. Thus, the ancient pagan festival of Midsummer is considered one of the most important. The summer … Read more
The culture of local people is very interesting and authentic. Besides the traditional national emblem and anthem, they have several original national symbols. For example, white wagtail became the national bird in 1960. The tiny bird spends only half a year in the city, leaving for winter. Local people also have the national flower, chamomile. The flower has become an essential symbol of various celebrations. Oak and linden are popular trees in the region and are widely used in the local … Read more
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