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Baltic States’ biggest candy-lovers live in Estonia and Latvia

Figures from the newest Maxima Retail Compass industry overview reveal that the average Latvian eats 3.9 kilograms of chocolate every year, just a bit less than the average Estonian.

Residents prefer quality and more expensive mulled wine in Latvia

When weather becomes cold, demand usually increases for mulled wine, hot juice-based drinks, as well as ingredients needed to make them, according to information from ELVI.

Study: nearly half of Latvians believe importance of family values is in decline nowadays

Mutual support (62%), care for one another, including financially (61%), trust (60%), mutual respect (54%) and responsibility (50%) are the five basic values respected and kept dear in Latvian families.

All of airBaltic’s Airbus A220-300 aircraft to be named after Latvia’s cities

As airBaltic received its 14th Airbus A220-300 aircraft last weekend, names of all 14 most beloved Latvian cities have now been painted on the aircraft.

October 24 in pictures

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October 23 in pictures

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October 22 in pictures

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PHOTO: young and old come to elections in Latvia

954 election sites opened their doors to voters in Latvia in the morning of 6 October. They will remain opened until 20:00. Voters of all ages were seen coming to election sites early in the morning: pensioners and residents with children came to vote.

September 12 in pictures

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PHOTO: parade of historic buses in Riga

A parade of historic buses took place in Riga on 3 September. The event was organized by international passenger carrier Lux Express. Buses arrived in Latvia’s capital from Tallinn to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of Tallinn-Riga-Tallinn route.

August 15 in pictures

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PHOTO: Arcade Fire «burned brightly» in Riga

On Monday, 6 August, World famous Canadian Arcade Fire indie rock band, which has many fans in Latvia, performed at Mežaparks Green Theatre.

July 16 in pictures

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July 11 in pictures

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July 10 in pictures

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PHOTO: conclusion of XXVI Latvia’s Song and XVI Dance Celebration

The XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration was attended by approximately half a million people. A new record was set for the number of people attending the closing concert and Sing Along Night event afterwards. Organizers and representatives of security services say the celebration was successful – the event was emotionally saturated and at the same time peaceful.

PHOTO: general rehearsal of Mara’s Country large-scale dance performance

XXVI Song and XVI Dance Celebration week has reached its mid-point – in four days there have been nearly 30 events that were widely attended. So far Song and Dance Celebration has been attended by approximately 120,000 people. All participants of the celebration have arrived in Riga. Soon the culmination of the celebration will take place in Latvia’s capital – Great Band Concert, Mara’s Country large-scale performance, the final concert Following the Starry Path and Sing Along Night, says XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration public relations specialist Inga Vasiļjeva.

April 11 in pictures

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April 10 in pictures

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April 9 in pictures

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Video: The bridge, where trucks just keep crushing into

As mysterious as it is, in the U.S., there is a train bridge that is famous for damaging high delivery trucks that keep being driven under it despite warnings of low clearance.

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