Inviting to inquire about Māra in Latvian folklore and mythology during the intercultural event on August 7

2020.07.27

      

On Friday, 7 August 2020 at 16.00, all the foreigners living in Latvia with their families and representatives of the local community are welcome to the second intercultural event, devoted to one of the most important deities in the Latvian mythology – Māra. The event will take place in Riga, Pērses Street 9/11, (door code 10) on the 4th floor.

The event will be hosted by the members of the Katlakalns folklore set “Rāmupe”. On the contents of the event tells the member of “Rāmupe” Gunta Saule: “We are always thinking about our existence on earth, about our life here and now. About its relationship with nature. On the relationship of everyone to nature because we live on nature – our food is of natural origin. August is special in nature and rural life because it already shows what harvest is – we can already see how generous the sun, rain and other natural conditions have been for us. In antiquity, when people were much more dependent on exactly what was growing in the fields, the deities that had been chosen for human support and a source of power, were very important. In our, Latvian, mythical, and spiritual grasp of the world, we can call Māra as a mother of nature. The supervisor of our local world. Māra looks after our lives and health. And after natural life and health. Māra has her cows and her cereal fields. However, Māra also owns forests, meadows, shrubs, the sea, rivers, roads, and everything we are connected with every day. In our lesson, we will talk and sing about Māra and will meet her world."

 

In order to gain insight into the traditions and cultural characteristics of other nations, the foreigners living in Latvia will be invited to introduce similar deities, paying homage to them in their land and country, or to tell a national tale, saying, belief, or sing a song.

 

Participation is for free.

We welcome to participate! Number of participants is limited.

Applying to the event and more information: phone: +371 26599060 or e-mail: laama.santa@gmail.com .

 

The event is one of the intercultural activities’ cycle in the project “Integration ABC – 3”. The project „Integration ABC– 3” within the Refuge, Migration and Integration Fund implements the society „Cooperation Platform” in cooperation with the organisation “Shelter “Safe House””. Project is co-financed by the European Union. Grant agreement No. PMIF/8/2019/2/01.

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