What do Latvians eat at Christmas?

The special Latvian Christmas Day meal is cooked brown/grey peas with bacon (pork) sauce, small pies, cabbage & sausage, bacon rolls and gingerbread.

How do Latvians celebrate Christmas?

Christmas is an important family celebration for Latvians. Many Latvians attend-Midnight Mass church services,decorate Christmas trees and exchange gifts on Christmas Eve – December 24. Christmas Eve is the most important moment! Celebrations continue on Christmas Day and the day after.

How do you say Santa Claus in Latvian?

Children in Latvia believe that Santa Claus (also known as Ziemassvētku vecītis – Christmas old man) brings their presents.

Does it snow in Riga in December?

The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during December in Riga is essentially constant, remaining about 0.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.1 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.

What is the best menu for Christmas dinner?

50 Best Christmas Dinner Menu Ideas to Create a Memorable Holiday…

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  • of 50. Crash Hot Potatoes. …
  • of 50. Caprese Chicken Pasta. …
  • of 50. Skillet Dinner Rolls with Garlic-Herb Butter. …
  • of 50. Holiday Wild Rice Salad. …
  • of 50. Roasted Beet Salad. …
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What do they drink in Latvia?

Riga’s Black Balsam is a thick, black alcoholic herbal drink that has been produced since 1700. The exact recipe is a closely guarded secret, but some of the ingredients include ginger, oak bark, bitter orange peel and cognac. It is drunk either with coffee, vodka or on its own.

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