Serendipity strikes again. I got to Riga on the eve of the Go Blonde Festival.
The festival gathers blondes dressed in pink from all around the world on a parade to promote the city, along with other activities aligned with the festival theme.
There were not many people attending for this first festival, but I could already imagine the future years’ and the number of men along the parade.
Did you know...
- The name Lativa, or Latvija, comes from the Baltic tribe of the Latgaliansbelieved to have settled in the area in 500-600 AD.
- Most people in this country follow the Protestant religion except for the southeastern region of Latgalia, where most of the people are Roman Catholics.
- Latvia is one of three countries known as the Baltic States along with Estonia and Lithuania. Latvia is also known as Lettland, named after the Letts or Lettish people.
- Latvia experiences 4 distinct seasons. The summers are very hot; autumn is windy and rainy, very cold and snowy in winter and sunny in spring.
- The natural resources are limestone, peat, dolomite and hydropower, amber, wood and arable land.