Jani 2013 is fast approaching... read the article for more information and PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER PROGRAM START TIME!!!
The 2013 calendar of events at (and for the benefit of) the West Coast Latvian Education Center has now been posted! Be sure to check it out... just click the "calendar" button above or follow this link.
Note that the midsummer celebration of Jani is scheduled a week earlier than you might expect!! Stay tuned for more information on Jani... we are planning a slightly different schedule this year trying to accommodate more events and more people. We are expecting a really great event this year... don't miss it!
Join us at the West Coast Latvian Education Center this June 16th and 17th for our annual celebration of the Latvian midsummer holiday!
Talka 2012 was a great success, thanks to ALL who helped make it so!
Please take a minute and upload some of your favorite Talka pics to the Facebook page, or email them to email@example.com!
The 2012 RKLIC newsletter is now available for download.
The West Coast Latvian Education Center needs your financial support for critical repairs and maintenance!
West Coast Latvian Education Center
Our cultural and spiritual identity as Latvians is nourished through a strong connection to nature and natural cycles. Nature is at the heart of our stories, Dainas, dances and songs. We give nature a voice through our culture. Natural cycles are the basis for our celebrations Jani, Kekatas, Martini, Meteni—all celebrations of the changes in seasons. Summers in Latvia find the cities almost deserted, as everyone is out in the countryside. Kursa is our countryside.