Christmas is called Ziemassvetki. Its seasons, festivals, and numerous deities reflect the essential agrarian nature of Latvian tribal life. Latvian culture, along with Lithuanian, is among the oldest surviving Indo-European cultures. These seasons and festivals are still noted, if not also celebrated today—for example, Jani is a national holiday. Much of its symbolism (an example is the perkonkrusts or thunder cross) is ancient. Palm Sunday is Pupolsvetdiena, literally, Pussy Willow Sunday, and little children are awoken that morning by the ritualistic swats of a willow branch and the exclamation, "Apals ka pupols, apals ka pupols, apals ka pupols! " ("Round like (the catkins of) a pussy willow! ") Also used "Apals ka pupols , vesels ka pupols! " - " Round like Pussy willow, healthy like Pussy Willow! " That way giving a blessing of good health for the year coming until Next Pussy Willow Sunday! Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Not only is Easter called Lieldienas, but the pussy willow has supplanted the palm frond in Christian symbolism. The legacy of Latvian mythology is also seen in contemporary Christian holidays.
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