Riga, Latvia — Latvia is a fiercely independent nation with a people and culture dating back thousands of years, their language is based on Sanskrit and they predate even the Muscovites. Their children are incredibly beautiful and their courage in the face of overwhelming adversity unmatched. They are a tiny county with only about 1 million Latvians dwarfed by their huge neighbor, Russia. They refuse to be amalgamated or subsumed as the following videos of their festivals celebrating their identity makes abundantly clear.
25th Latvian Nationwide Song and 15th Dance Celebration, Final Concert – “Līgo!” 7-7-13