Latvia Weekly Presents: The 18th of November, a Proclamation Day Special

The Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia on the 18th of November, 1918 at what later became known as the Latvian National Theater
In honor of the 18th of November, Otto and Joe come together to discuss Latvian Proclamation Day (often called "independence day") including how it came to happen, how it has been celebrated in the past and present, what it means to Latvians today, why people wear ribbons and carry torches, and the peculiar reason why the more than 30,000 people named Aleksandrs are especially important on this day.

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