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Meteņi Day festivities at the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and Turaida Castle
In February, Latvians celebrate one of their traditional calendar festivals Meteņi - a celebration dedicated to bidding farewell to the winter and welcoming the spring. Together with local folklore groups, Meteņi is celebrated in many Latvian towns and villages. The festival is also celebrated each year at the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum near Riga, as well as at the Turaida Castle Complex and Museum near Sigulda.