When I say that Latvians are pagans, I mean that we live according with rhythms and cycles of nature. We worship nature and we see ourselves as part of it. We stand with roots deep in the ground and with messy hair in the leafage. If there is wind, we let it clear our mind. If there is rain, we let it water our thirsty souls. So when the sun comes, we can grow strong up to the light.
We celebrate life together with the Sun. We stay awake during the shortest night of the year and we come together to help light to conquer darkness in the shortest day of the year. Our meadows are full with tea, which is the most powerful when picked up right at the Solstice. Our trees are full with healthy juice right in the Equinox, when the day is the same length as the night. And the fact that the Christian calendar pushed celebrations away from pagan celebrated natures cycle, makes me think of the power of these nature dates.
So feel free to do whatever you want to do in these Easter holidays! It’s all just a fairy tale, folks! Swing high to move energies inside and around you! Go search chocolate eggs and play with a big white rabbit! But above all, no matter what you believe in, spend these days together with people who bring stupid smile in your face and inspire you to be a better person!Photo by Juris Pilens