The Jāņkalni Folklore Path

"Jāņkalni" path provides information on the ancestral ornaments, signs, and deities which are our cultural heritage. The educational objective is to acquaint pupils with the customs of ancient Latvians, to help understand folklore and the folk songs, dainas.

  • Folkloras taka "Jāņkalni"
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  • Līgotāji folkloras takā
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  • Labirints
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  • Rakstu zīmes
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The path is approximately 1.5 km long. We offer a walk through the map of Latvia – a maze consisting of 19 ethnographic districts. A knowledgeable guide will provide extensive commentary and answer your questions. It is recommended to make advanced bookings for group visits.

It is possible to take part in a fire ritual according to ancestors’ traditions during Līgo day (midsummer) celebrations. Singing, a run in the sunrise, toys and games in the Latvian spirit. Joyful dancing with the accompaniment of live music. Guests of the Midsummer night celebrations – Jāņubērni – gather with bouquets of wild flowers and woven wreaths.

57.200550, 22.653980
  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • German
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Guide service available
  • Themed events
Amenities and Features: 
  • Access for disabled people
  • Free parking
  • Smoker-friendly
  • WC
Extra information: 
Last updated: 01.09.2014