HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND PAGAN TRADITIONS
Latvia is exposed to many European influences. And its hidden treasures are not just natural ones. The country's historic buildings, monuments, museums and traditional festivals will ensure your language study trip to Latvia is also a culturally enriching experience. Almost every town or village is graced by estates, magnificent castles or fortifications. You can listen to traditional music at a folklore festival, gain an insight into the past at a medieval festival or have a go at some traditional Latvian crafts at a workshop. Even though Latvia is a predominantly Christian country, many of the old pagan traditions live on today, in particular the summer and winter solstices. To mark these pagan holidays, many of the locals dress up in traditional costume, play music, carry out rituals and express their desires and hopes by singing at front doors and around bonfires.