The contemporary calendar

Studying the contemporary celebration customs in modern Latvia, the researchers of the Archives of Latvian Folklore turn to the individuals’ personal calendar. How many special days are in there – days that are not just regular working days; days when something is celebrated? Which of the holidays – state, church, traditional seasonal festivals – are included by the individuals in their ritual year? What festivities and celebrations they introduce themselves? To what extent annual cultural, sports or local community events are included in our life? If and how birthdays and name’s days, wedding anniversaries, remembrance days are celebrated? Become a calendar day reviewer for a whole year’s length! Mark each day that is spent not in a work routine alone. Choose a date and tell: what, how and why is celebrated!

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Tell us more about yourself, supplementing the information in the section Profile or filling in the empty fields on the left side of the page – under your username. If you wish, you can add your picture as well!

Choose a date in the calendar. Mark each day that is spent not in a work routine alone. Tell us what, why and how is celebrated. It will be appreciated, if you fill as many dates as possible!

If you wish you can add images related to the celebrated date, and you should indicate the location of the event.

In conclusion mark one of the options– whether these are personal, family, state, remembrance, seasonal or other festivities. Submit and continue with the next date.

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