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Reisverslag The torch walk
11 november 2014
The torch walk
On the 11th of November 2014 there was a torch walk to remember the fallen Latvians during all the wars and times of occupation. This is a day of memorial in Latvia and therefore a national day so the flag has to be shown. All classes in university stop at 3 o’clock. At 4pm all the student met in front of the school to join in a torch walk towards one of the cemeteries of Valmiera. First we walked with a group of students to the Valmiera museum where we waited for another 1.5 before walking with a massive group along the road towards the cemetery. It was crowded, I have never seen so many Latvians in one location. It was very beautiful seeing all the torches, all the lights.
I felt some kind of piece. It was beautiful to see. When we arrived in the cemetery it was like a mas in the church. However it was very beautiful. They even sung the national anthem.
I do not regret seeing or going there, however I didn’t like the fact that we had to wait for such a long time. However it was very beautiful to see the crowd of people walking to one place and especially all those lights in the darkness.
17 november 2014 18:37 | Door: Renata
Ik kan mij voorstellen dat het mooi was om te zien! leuk dat jij daar bij bent geweest, weer een mooie herinnering erbij!! lieve groetjes Renata
18 november 2014 07:40 | Door: corien