Holidays and flag hoisting in the Baltic states

  • 2009-11-12
  • By Veiko Spolitis
On the morning of Nov. 8, I cheered my father and other friends in a celebration of Father's Day, but only received puzzled looks from my Latvian friends. In most Protestant countries Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday each May, and I assumed that most of the Northern European countries celebrated Father's Day on the same day as well. I was wrong, however, and while starting to compare the differences between national holidays, I noticed that differences in the level of Europeanization between the Baltic states (3B) appear not only in matters of international holidays, but also...
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