One of many Latvian traditions called Ķekatas / Budēļi / Kaladnieki / Čigāni

These masking traditions take time for almost the whole winter celebrated from the beginning of November until the end of February making the cold wintertime more barrable, fun, and enjoyable

Masking in these celebrations is only one detail, but one cannot celebrate it without dancing, playing games, singing songs, and going from house to house to get food.

Let's call it the great-grandmother of contemporary Halloween 

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