Song Day traditions in Latvia began already before the first Song Festival, but especially during the independence years from 1920 to 1940. Not only regional song festival were held in Latgale, Northern Vidzeme, Lower Kurzeme and Zemgale, but in countries and towns throughout the country. Following tradition, special pins were specially made to commemorate not only the nationwide Song Festival, but regional ones as well. The badges were at the time worn proudly by festival participants.
The exhibition will feature valuable and interesting pieces from the Riga Museum of History and Navigation's collection, which give testimony to these fascinating traditions.