Christmas in Riga 2016

Winter solstice. Winter solstice is the darkest time of the year with 6 hours and 26 minutes of daylight. National Christmas holiday is December 24-26. Around Christmas time are practiced old pagan traditions too. Winter solstice, Town Hall Square December 20 at 18:00 December 20 is winter solstice and celebration are happening in Town Hall […] Read more...

Independence Day of Latvia

Latvia November 18 2016. Independence Day of Latvia is November 18, national holiday. Republic of Latvia was proclaimed on November 18 in 1918 at the Latvian National Theatre. November is called patriotic month in Latvia as two very important events happened November 18 Independence day and November 11 Lāšpēša Day Latvian riflemen victory over West […] Read more...

November 11 Riga 2016

Lāčplēša Day. Every year on November 11 is celebrated Lāčplēša Day. After World war I Latvia was still fighting for its independence. There were going on serious fights in Riga at beginning of November 1919 between Latvian riflemen and  West Russian Volunteer Army led by general Pavel Bermont-Avalov. On morning of November 11 1919 Latvia […] Read more...

Zakusala. Visual archive

Where fishermen used to live. Visual archive. Zaķusala (means rabbit island) is one of the biggest Riga’s islands in river Daugava. It is new island formed at the end of 19 century from three separate islands as result of water flow regulation works in the river. Fishermen lived on this island still in 1970’s, there […] Read more...