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White Storks - Riga, Latvia

The White Storks for Latvians are also known as Svetelis, which signifies the thought of Stork as the Saint. Locals believe that the farmstead or meadow, where the stork comes around is being blessed. It’s noticed that if the stork sets its nest on the roof of the house, no thunder can harm it.

Latvian: Latvijas svētelis jebšu Baltais stārķis. Ir uzskats, ka ikviena zemnieka lauks vai sēta, kuru pārstaigājis stārķis tiek iesvētīta. Tautā novērots, ja stārķis ierīkojis ligzdu uz mājas jumta, tajā nekad nesper zibens, un tāpēc šo putnu sauc par svēteli.

 

(By Inese Lazdovska)

 

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Taken on July 19, 2008