Northern (Vidzeme)

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On May 17th the locals of Koknese celebrate the great catfish living in the waters of Perse River, a tradition that goes back in time to mix with the legends surrounding the Koknese castle.

Besides the trading gourmet goods made by local producers, visitors can participate and find out how to celebrate Latvian annual solstice festivities, such as Midsummer. Concerts, creative workshops and activities, traditional food and horse riding are a common thing in the Market.

Bread Day Events

According to ancient regional traditions ‘Bread Day’ is the day of new bread. It is when new rye bread is baked from the flour of the first collected crops. For many years now, at the end of July, the Araisi windmill has hosted an annual festival called ‘Bread Day’, an exciting and valuable event that gathers culture, folklore and traditions at the scenic heritage site.