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.
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.
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.
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 .