In June we have completed the activities organized in the project “Living in Latvia – 3”
In June we have completed the activities organized in the project “Living in Latvia – 3” in 2013. The final event of the project took place at Roja, on June 5, 2013. Photo Despite the fact that at first the seaside of Kurzeme surprised the people from Riga who were exhausted from the oppressive heat with cool, fresh air the day at Roja and its vicinity turned out to be very colourful, interesting, emotionally and physically warm and exciting.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Zinta Valdmane and her team for organizing the event. They managed to acquaint the project participants professionally and sincerely and present the life at Roja in the 7 hours we were able to spend there. For centuries people’s main occupation at Roja has been connected with the sea, fishing and fish processing. The visit to the local fisherman Oskars and tasting the freshly smoked fish as well as the possibility to find answers to the nuances connected with fishing and fish processing created great interest. Can you tie the love knot? – the ladies at Roja museum asked. They had transformed themselves into images from different historical times and engaged us in finding out the application of different old-time exhibits. Thus we learnt more also about the lifestyle of Roja people through the years. Along with the key wealth of the nature- the sea and the beach- Roja can attract people also with its rich cultural life and local people actively participate in it. Thank you to the head of the Culture centre Dace Broka and the director of the Music/Art school Jānis Kivils for the time and energy they devoted to us.