Published: August 9th 2007April 10th 2007
Coloured eggs for Easter.
Here are some pictures from Easter weekend in Liepaja, in the West of Latvia. We were staying with Lelde's family on a farm in the countryside. It was pretty cold-it snowed a bit on Easter day. In Latvia, it is a tradition on Lieldiena(Lit. Big Day) to colour eggs by wrapping them in muslin parcels and adding leaves, flowers and anything else, then boiling them in water with lots of onion skins- nice results this year.
We also played a lot of Novus, a traditional Latvian game with a sqaure wooden table with a circular whole in each corner. It 's a bit like snooker/billiards, as the aim is to get your coloured wooden discs into the holes by striking them with the main, larger piece called the govs( pronounced gooavs and meaning cow).
There are more photos below