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Latvia Culture 101 in Photos - Photo Gallery of Latvia Culture

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Flag of Latvia
Flag of Latvia

Flag of Latvia

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While the Latvian flag was officially reinstated in 1990, the Latvian flag actually has a history that dates to the 13th century - making it one of the world's oldest flags. The flag's symbolism originates in a Latvian legend about the death of a Latvian chief. When the chief died in battle, he was wrapped in a white sheet, and each end of the sheet was stained with blood. This sheet, flown in battle, oversaw the Latvian tribe's next victory.

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