"History, culture and traditions of Latvia"
The theme of the project "Living in Latvia - 3" in May is "History, culture and traditions of Latvia" which is acquired theoretically and practically. On May 16 and 17 the project participants participated in the seminar at EDC but acquired this theme in practice by visiting the exhibition "Latvian artists in exile" in the exhibition hall "Arsenāls" and exploring the centre of Riga in the excursion.
The excursion ended with getting an excellent bird-eye's view on Riga from the tower of St. Peter's church in Old Riga. After the seminar the participants admitted that it learning about the ancient signs of the Balts was an especially interesting learning experience. The information about the history of Latvia encourages to learn more about it. Thank you for the hand-outs and the book „Latviešu virtuve”; The presentation of the history of Latvia was very well-thought over, I had never heard something like that before; The psychological insight on self-assessment and acquiring the sense of freedom; Much information about the history and culture of Latvia. Everything was presented in a form of game and there was no time to get bored; Thank you for the information that could not be found on the Internet. The facts given were interesting as well as the personal opinions of the presenters; Thank you for the information which we will use in our further life in Latvia, the knowledgeful information will serve as a spring-board to continue learning the history of Latvia.
The project is coming to its end and there are still meetings in the Latvian language group on Mondays as well as the final event - the interest group meeting in Roja, June 5 to which we invite the project participants with their famiilies and the organizers of the project. We hope the weather will be with us in Kurzeme seaside.