With the Internet, cable TV, discos and a whole lot of other entertainment options available, the idea of young people dressing up to take part in century-old rituals might seem a little bizarre. However, the members of Baltic student fraternities manage to enjoy themselves while following the traditions of previous generations, as Philip Birzulis reports.On a recent Saturday night in Riga, about 200 men at long tables spiked their many-colored hats on swords and drank blood-red wine from silver chalices, all to the tune of a ritualistic, chanting melody. The previous evening, they and th...
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