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  • 1. Latvia!
  • 2. Latvian Cultural Calendar
  • 3.
    • Why 18 th of November is important day for Latvian people?
  • 4.
    • Because 18 t h of november is Latvian Republic Proclamation Day and this day is important for latvian people because at this date Latvia became independent republic.
  • 5.
    • Why 11 th of November is called „Day of Lāčplēsis”? Who is Lāčplēsis?
  • 6.
    • Because Lāčplēsis is Latvian National epic hero . At that day in 1919 Riga was liberated from German army. Excelled participants of this battles were awarded with order of Lāčplēsis.
    • Since them every year people gather around President's Castle to place a candle as a keepsake for those people who died for Riga liberation.
  • 7.  
  • 8.
    • What holiday is celebrated at 31 th of December by Latvian people? How do they celebrate it?
  • 9.
    • It’s traditional holiday, called New Year. Every year people celebrate this holiday: they cook a lot of delicous, tasty food, drinks and celebrate all night, sitting around the table and eating together with all family. At 24:00 they go to make a fireworksand a salute. Also they dress Christmas tree.
  • 10.  
  • 11.
    • What is the traditional holiday in Latvia? When is it celebrated?
  • 12.
    • This holiday is called Midsummer Eve (Līgo Day). In nature it is the longest day and the shortest night in Latvian summer. For the Midsummer celebration, the mistress makes cheese, but the master brews beer. All the celebrants are treated with them. The most colorful Midsummer traditions are the līgotne-songs - Midsummer folk songs with a characteristic refrain - līgo, līgo. Midsummer celebrations can not be imagined without Jāņi-fires . The Jāņi-fire is made at the top of a hill.
  • 13.
    • How do Latvians celebrate Easter holidays?
  • 14.
    • On Easter morning people wake up before the rising of the sun, and to obtain health and beauty, they hurried to wash their faces in a spring or a stream running east. Easter rituals is the hanging of the swing and swinging. Awaiting Easter, eggs were colored with onion skins, rye shoots, chamomile, or hay cuttings. Eggs are given for swinging, and eggs are knocked together to see which one survives cracking, as according to belief, the one whose egg shell was strongest, will live longer.
  • 15.  
  • 16.
    • What holidays are international?
  • 17.
    • International holidays are New Year and Easter.
  • 18. Latvian sport
    • Nowadays most popular sport in Latvia?
  • 19.
    • Ice hockey is the most popular sport in Latvia.
  • 20.
    • In what kind of sports Latvia took part at Olympic games?
  • 21.
    • 1. Alpine skiing 2. Biathlon 3. Bobsleigh 4. Cross-country skiing 5. Ice hockey 6. Luge 7. Short track speed skating 8. Skeleton
  • 22.
    • What kind of sports is most developing in Latvia?
  • 23.
    • Golf is a rapidly developing sport in Latvia.
  • 24.
    • What kind of sports traditions are in Latvia?
  • 25.
    • Sigulda luge track, the most unique object of Latvian sports infrastructure, was completed in December 1986, and since then it has regularly attracted participants of the highest level in international competitions. Experts recognised it as one of world’s technically most complicated and interesting courses, so that competition results are not at all predictable .
  • 26. Traditional Recipes book
    • How much herring do you need to prepare the “herring in the jacket?”
    • 1 salted herring
  • 27.
    • The vegetables have to be boiled?
    • yes
  • 28.
    • Do you need sour cream as an ingredient?
    • yes
  • 29.
    • Do you have to chop the onions, or dice them?
    • You have to chop the onions
  • 30. Latvian Festival
    • 1. About 15 thousand dancers and 18 thousands singers gather at this festival.What kind of festival is that?
  • 31.  
  • 32.
    • 2.The name of the band , which is very popular in Latvia as well in Europe.This band was the first participant from L atvia at Eurovision festival and it took third place in 2000 year
  • 33.  
  • 34.
    • 3.Who is the most popular music composer in L atvia?
  • 35.  
  • 36.
    • 4.Are latvian tradi t ional dances performe d by a single person?
  • 37.  
  • 38. Latvian culture
    • Legends and tales of Latvia
  • 39.
    • Who was the first writer who collected and published a ncient folksongs ?
  • 40.
    • It was Krisjanis Barons
  • 41.
    • Who usually tops the list of Latvia's greatest writers.
  • 42.
    • It is Rainis (Jānis Pliekšāns)
  • 43.
    • Who was Andrejs Pumpurs?
  • 44.
    • Andrejs Pumpurs was a latvian poet, who has written a poem “Lāčplēsis”
  • 45.
    • Who is Lāčplēsis?
  • 46.
    • Lāčplēsis is the main character of Latvian national epic. He is a hero.
  • 47. Thank you for attention!!! :D