• Sveiki is a common greeting in Latvian. We present to you some interesting information about Latvia.

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    Latvian, also known as Lettish, is the official language of Latvia as well as one of the official languages of the European Union. It is an Eastern Baltic language belonging to the Balto-Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family, spoken in the Baltic region.

    Here we will share some fascinating facts about Latvia, a country with welcoming people, gorgeous nature, and pagan festivities:

    Latvian is particularly interesting because it emerged during several centuries by language spoken by the ancient Latgalian tribe. Surprisingly, the Latvian language was actually heavily influenced by the German language in the 19th century, due to a population of Baltic Germans living in Latvia.

    Latvia is a pretty green place, over half its territory is covered by forest. Locals love to pick mushrooms and berries, and at Midsummer young couples duck into the woods to look for the mythical flowering fern.

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    Latvia has many brilliant spots to be visited. Let’s start with Riga, the capital of Latvia, which has one of the world’s greatest galleries of this joyful style with over 800 Art Nouveau buildings. If you take 20 minutes to drive from Riga, Jurmala (Jūrmala) is also there, a seaside resort full of fun, vibrant beaches, and unique spas, which is offering a tempting menu of mud packs and massages. For a family vacation or romantic weekend gateway, Kuldiga (Kuldīga) will be excellent, also here you can experience the awe-inspiring beauty of nature at The Ventas Rumba, the widest waterfall in Europe. To explore the land of traditions to its fullest visit the Turaida Museum Reserve near Sigulda. And to destress yourself head on to Gauja National Park. And if you still can’t decide what to do in Latvia then just relax on any beach, Latvia has tons of beaches and it’s all open to the public.

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    To understand Latvian culture and traditions better, you must get to know the cuisine with all the unique dishes full of fantastic organic ingredients, one of them is Mushrooms, a big part of Latvian cuisine. There are plenty of traditional Latvian dishes made from mushrooms, but the most delicious must be fried boletus with salt, rye bread, and herb-flavored butter. Apart from that, you can try Kvass, Beetroot soup, Speck, Smoked fish, Potato pancakes, and Bread soup as dessert.

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    Around the year a lot of festivals are being held in Latvia such as Riga Opera Festival, Positivus Festival, Riga City Festival, Lattelecom Riga Marathon. Midsummer Festival, Cesis Castle Medieval Fair, Riga Restaurant Week Festival, Staro Riga Light Festival, Summer Sound, Skaņu Mežs, Sigulda Opera Music Festival, Song and Dance Festival. So come and join the festivities of Latvia.

    Hope you like it, if you know any other fascinating facts about Latvia, let us all know!

    Source: https://www.networklanguages.com/

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