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... quite the opposite. They all show a certain amount of healthy, harmless nationalism (when they're not being non-politically-correct anti-Russian). Everywhere you look you'll see people proudly wearing the national colours, traditional symbols, regional patterns, or "Rīga, es tevi mīlu" T-shirts.
Of course, Latvia only celebrated its 23rd birthday this year, whereas Holland got over its nationalist peak some time in the VOC days. I still think you ...
... of yellowed photographs and scribbles which were framed on the wall. The pictures gave a nice overview of the diverse subject that the Folklore department collects and studies: from folk songs (dainas), prose and poetry, to children's rhymes, prisoner's letters and even grave stone inscriptions.
Now, you may not believe it from all the things I've been writing about Latvian tradition, but Latvian folklore has known a ...
... t in a very prominent position. Opposite parliament is St Jacob's Cathedral which had a Christening on at the time so we couldn't walk around but we could stand at the back. By now it was lunchtime so we searched our book for a recommendation and headed back towards the heart of the old town. Here we ate at Pelmeni XL, a self service dumpling shop, with prices based on weight. It was a very cheap, tasty and filling lunch. After lunch we walked a little out of ...
... moments in between the dances, the video screen would show a picture of the choreographer, trainer, costume designer, etc), and a dance couple would walk out with a bunch of flowers to thank the person in question.
Little did we know that this was the 15-year anniversary celebration, which meant that after the show, every single local dance group, organisation, major, city council, friend, acquaintance, stranger had to go up to the stage and hand the ...
... in this building, e.g. you could see Siberia from any window in this building. I had this tale from my guides in Minsk and Vilnius when they pointed out their former KGB buildings.
St. Peter's church has a wonderful spire and steeple on the top of it. When the church was finished, it was the custom to go to the top and sit in the very top of the ...