You asked: How do they celebrate Christmas in Latvia?

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.

What do Latvians celebrate?

Latvia’s most important national holiday is arguably not Christmas but the summer solstice celebrations of Ligo (pronounced “leegwa”) – a pagan tradition when Latvians celebrate the shortest night by staying up to greet the rising sun.

What do Latvian people eat on Christmas?

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

Who is the most famous Latvian?

Famous people from Latvia

  • Ernests Gulbis. Tennis Player. Ernests Gulbis is a Latvian professional tennis player. …
  • Mark Rothko. Painting Artist. …
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov. Ballerina. …
  • Sergei Eisenstein. Film costumer designer. …
  • Vitas. Alternative rock Artist. …
  • Gidon Kremer. Violinist. …
  • Heinz Erhardt. Film Actor. …
  • Mikhail Tal. Chess Player.

What did Latvians invent?

And invented jeans

In 1870, he was asked by a customer to make a strong pair of trousers for her woodcutter husband – his creation would become the template for modern denim jeans, and two years later, with help from Levi Strauss, he patented the product.

What is the average temperature in Latvia?

The average annual air temperature in Latvia is +5.9°C. The year’s warmest month is July, its average temperature is +17.0°C and average maximum temperature +21.5°C. The coldest months are January and February, when the average temperatures are -4.6 and -4.7°C, and average minimums -7.5 and -7.9°C.

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