Spring Equinox at the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia

As the spring equinox approaches, and the day finally becomes longer than the night, according to Latvian traditions, we will hang and decorate the traditional Easter swings, sway, sing, dye eggs with onion skins, conjure, swat each other with willow catkins, play games, dance, glorify the Sun, and promote liveliness, health and beauty all around us.

The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia was established in 1924. Today 118 folk architecture objects are exhibited in the territory of 87ha on the coast of Jugla lake in Riga.

The museum collects documents and preserves the objects of folk building monuments of Latvian historical and ethnographical regions, along with evidence of the way of life and culture of the rural population, characteristic to the period from the 17th century until 40-ies of the 20th century.

The museum researches, exhibits as a whole and promotes the monuments of traditional life, as well as educates and informs the society about the cultural heritage, work and daily life traditions and aesthetics of folks who have lived in the territory of Latvia.

Date: 23.03.2014
Time: 12:00 - 16:00
Venue: Latvijas Etnogrāfiskais brīvdabas muzejs / The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia
Address: Brīvības gatve 440, Rīga, LV-1024




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