Christmas present ideas in history. Historical origin in an ancient pre-Christian tradition, Christmas present ideas. During the ancient Roman celebration of Saturnalia, the harvest festival, small candles and clay figures were given. At Calens, the Roman new-year, more elaborate gifts were exchanged. The Romans believed that sweet gifts would ensure a good year, […]
What do Latvians commemorate on November 11 ? And how do we do it? Named after a mythical Latvian hero, Lāčplēša day is a tribute to the freedom fighters who made the greatest victory in Latvia's military history possible. 1918 November 11 - The German Empire and Allies of World War I sign the armistice, which marks the end of World War I
Jews. What many don’t realize is the fact that European Jews are descendants of European Gentiles who converted to Judaism in the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages many Europeans converted to Judaism and Islam. That is why there are substantial European Muslims in Eastern European countries today. Anyone, of any race or ethnicity, […]
International Women’s Day ... Womans ! Always Happy day ! International Women’s Day, which began to be celebrated early in the 20th century, was a political statement expressing women’s struggle for equality in the work place. Baltic States women were only slightly behind their European and American counterparts in their search for parity with men, but their embrace of the holiday would have far-reaching consequences that reverberated throughout the 20th century and beyond.
Valentines Day ... My truelove hath my heart ! I love thee - I love thee! 'Tis all that I can say; It is my vision in the night, My dreaming in the day; The very echo of my heart,
Motorbike Gangs in Europe is alarm ! The arrival of Comancheros and Rebels from Australia, Rock Machine from Canada, plus Mongols and Vagos from the USA creates tension with established outlaw motorcycle clubs in Europe. The number of Outlaw Motorbike Gangs (OMCG) chapters in Europe has increased at a significant rate since 2010 and the total number of chapters is now over 700. The Motorbike Gangs expansion has in particular happened across North-East and South-East Europe.
Every year on May 4, Latvia celebrates. Tthe day when in 1990 the Supreme Council of the Latvian SSR adopted the Declaration “On the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia” This second independence declaration is commemorated in the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia holiday on 4 May each […]
The death of Adolf Hitler still remains one of the biggest mysteries in history. There are numerous theories that mostly come down to speculation that the Nazi leader didn’t die in his bunker, but managed to escape and hide. He allegedly was hiding for years and peacefully died in his own bed. A […]
Yes, Communist Style of russian people, realy. A pioneer style wedding took place in the city of Russia. The newlyweds decided to have a special wedding inspired by the Pioneer Organization of the Soviet Union. The bride and the groom were wearing pioneer ties, while their guests were marching to the tunes of pioneer […]
Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives. Much about them has only been discovered recently, and misconceptions abound due to the exaggerations and artistic license used in works of fiction. Nevertheless, our similarities and differences are not what many people think. By learning about our relatives we can better understand ourselves.
Valentine’s Day … My truelove hath my heart! I love thee – I love thee! ‘Tis all that I can say; It is my vision in the night, My dreaming in the day; The very echo of my heart, The blessing when I pray: I love thee – I love thee! Is all […]
Christmas Trees and Christmas... history. There are Christmas trees almost everywhere. People try to come up with something new, so that the tree won't look like last year's one. When searching for the historical beginning of the first Christmas tree, one must go very deep into the past. Just like Santa Claus one finds that the first Christmas tree was combination of many different facts, legends and customs.