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Saturday, June 22

Today is a name day for
Ludmila, Laimdots, Laimiņš

A.Pumpurs Dear mother's resting place. Forest Cemetery

Address Forest cemetery, Birzgale parish, Ogre municipality

Forest Cemetery - the oldest cemetery in Birzgale. Resting place of “the Beloved Mother” of Andrejs Pumpurs, the author of the epic poem “Lāčplesis”. She was his father’s foster mother, who can be considered the first teacher of the municipality. On behalf of the dean of Lielvarde, she established the first school in “Jauntīrumnieki”, where she taught children reading and catechism.