Latvia By: Brady bernskoetter

Were in the world

latvia is in northern Europe on the eastern shore of the baltic sea.It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, and Belarus to the southeast, as well as a maritime border to the west alongside Sweden.

this is a picture of the baltic sea that stretches on for 160,335 mi around

People and Religion

Latvia's language is called latvian . latvian is one of the baltic refugees in europe. latvia's main religion is lutheranism which is a form of christianity. 34.3% of the population is a lutheran.

this is a picture of a couple dancing in a festival

Food

Latvian meals typically consists of agricultural products, with meat in most main meals. Common ingredients in Latvian recipes are found locally, such as potatoes, wheat, barley, cabbage, onions, eggs and pork. One of latvia's interesting food is Red currant semolina mousse. It is made from semolina,(manna) and red currant porege.

this is a picture of a traditional meal called Sklandrausis

Sports

ice hockey is latvia's most popular sport, and Its professional league is the Latvian Hockey Higher League, held since 1931.

here is a video of latvia VS sweden

Music

Traditional Latvian folklore, especially the dance of the folk songs, date back well over a thousand years.During the Soviet era, rock music became extremely popular, because it, as well as folk songs, offered a chance to rebel against the local authorities

Latvian clothing

Latvia clothing reflect Latvian traditions and beliefs. White, red, green, brown and dark gray are the main component colors. Embroidered patterns and symbols adorn Latvian dress. White the color of goodness is used in festivals . Red associated with life, blood, fire is used as decorations on shirts, aprons, and head dresses. but other than that they are up to date with fashion

Latvian government

latvia has a constitution that outlines the nation as a parliamentary republic represented by a unicameral parliament and the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia, which form the executive branch of the Government of Latvia.

Latvia's independence was interrupted from June–July 1940, when the country was occupied and incorporated into the Soviet Union. In 1941 it was invaded and occupied by Nazi Germany, then reconquered by the Soviets from 1944–45.

Famous people from Latvia

Andris Biedriņš is a Latvian professional basketball player who last played for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors with the 11th overall selection in the 2004 NBA draft.

Kristaps Porziņģis a profetional basketball player plaing for the new your yankeys.

Credits:

Created with images by olafpictures - "latvia daugavpils church" • skeeze - "world earth planet" • shuvosripatra - "horizon far nature" • VinnyCiro - "church chapel house of worship" • donald judge - "Folk dancers 3, Riga, Latvia, April 06" • cattalin - "salmon dish food" • Liga_Eglite - "Traditions and Heritage_3" • jarmoluk - "football the ball sport" • Jakob Fannar - "untitled image" • s.yume - "Russia vs. Latvia" • MabelAmber - "music sheet music notes" • davispuh - "IMG_20130622_011003" • RLBolton - "Latvian Dancers" • Free Grunge Textures - www.freestock.ca - "Latvia Grunge Flag"

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