What Latvians believe about weather at Christmas

At the winter solstice, the night is as long as it gets. Latvians have long determined it to be an essential time to observe weather and predict the spring and summer weather.

Disclaimer: LSM does not guarantee the accuracy of these weather observations. But they are probably right as people in ye olden days were much smarter than us.

Popular beliefs:

  • If it snows at Christmas, the spring will be cold.
  • If during the day, rays of the sun are clearly visible, there will still be a cold winter with big blizzards.
  • If Christmas is green, Easter will be white.
  • Twelve nights after Christmas determine how the next twelve months will be.
  • If it is a starry Christmas night, then the harvest will be plentiful.
  • If there is a lot of snow around Christmas, Midsummer will be very hot.
  • If there is sleet and thaw on Christmas day, a witch is getting married. If it snows heavily, a witch has died.
  • If Christmas night is starry, there will be a bounty of berries and mushrooms in the summer.

Check the weather, know the future!

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