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January 10 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

January 9 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

PHOTO: Sherlock Holmes birthday celebration in Riga

On Sunday, 8 January, the sixth consecutive costume parade was held in Riga to celebrate Sherlock Holmes birthday. People dressed as their favourite characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle came out into the streets of Old Riga for a parade.

Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. International Festival for Children and Youth «Kitoks 2017»

BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during January 9-15:

January 6 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

January 5 in pictures

BNN offers you to take a look at topical, interesting and simply beautiful pictures of the day.

Nine pieces of advice on protecting mobile devices from viruses

Here are nine pieces of advice on how best to protect your mobile devices, your money and your personal data from malware.

PHOTO: Ethnographic Open Air Museum’s light games in winter twilight

Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum offers visitors to look at it from a different viewpoint, urging to forget the usual grayness of winter evenings and pay more attention to the wonderful details that are usually hidden from sight.

More than one-third of respondents gladly travel without family members

Travel Index data for 2016 by Latvia Tours shows that 39% of respondents travelled without their family members. Most often travel without family members was performed by younger people (18-24) and people of older generation (55-74).

Fitness trainer’s advice for keeping in shape after celebration

It is possible that more sweat will be spilled in the gym in the first days of the coming year than there was over the course of the month. Unfortunately, the list of physical exercise for the next year often omits spiritual training. Here are some recommendations on how to achieve and retain physical fitness.

Bookmakers predict the colour of Latvian president’s tie for New Year’s speech

Triobet has prepared a special prediction for the president’s New Year’s speech. According to bookmakers, it is likely Raimonds Vejonis will be wearing a red tie during the congratulatory New Year’s speech. Other predictions suggest the speech will not last longer than five minutes.

Approximately 15,000 youngsters gather for Taizé meeting in Riga

An important event is expected to take place in Arena Riga at 19:00 on 30 December – the Taizé prayer with participation from different church authorities and state officials. At the end of this event, the leader of the community Brother Alois will announce which of the European cities will host the next year’s meeting.

What can we expect to see in the sky in 2017?

The next year promises to be rich with interesting astronomical observations, including two Sun eclipses and two lunar eclipses, an interesting sight involving Venus and Jupiter, as well as nights with the Moon shining as brightly as stars, as reported by Latvian Astronomical Society and StarSpace.

Ten educational and game applications for children

New technologies aimed for children offers nearly unlimited possibilities for helping them learn the world. It is now possible to look up answers to nearly every answer in a matter of minutes. There are also countless ways a person can improve, learn and have fun using technologies. Children have a lot of time on Christmas to use smart devices. Parents only need to select the appropriate content for their children.

Researchers determine which countries’ children behave reckless the most on the internet

Kaspersky Lab has performed a study to determine children of which countries have been behaving risky on the internet this year. Based on statistical data from Christmas Control Module, the study showed that the majority of attempts of young users to access websites with inappropriate content was registered in Israel (775 blocked attempts per user), followed by UK (460), USA (352), Sweden (345) and Canada (302).

PHOTO: winter solstice celebration in Old Riga

This Tuesday’s evening in Old Riga was livened up with traditional log-pulling through the streets of the old city, which culminated in log burning, folk dances, songs and games.

VIDEO: even cats eagerly expect New Year’s celebration

An advertisement video has been made that accurately portrays cats whose owners have brought home a Christmas tree.

Sommelier offers advice: what wine to put on the table for Christmas?

Old Latvian belief states that there should be at least nine dishes on the Christmas table. Latvian folklore does not offer much advice on choosing appropriate beverages to go with pies or stewed cabbage. To make things easier for residents, Rimi sommelier Marcis Mitrevics offers advice on picking the best wine for different Christmas dishes.

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