What do you do when your country is mired in the deepest recession in the EU, with the economy expected to decline by 16 percent this year? If you’re Latvia, you hold a blonde parade:
Several hundred blondes marched through the Latvian capital Riga Sunday in a bid cheer up the crisis-hit Baltic nation, suffering the worst recession in the 27-member EU.
Organisers said they were determined to bring positive energy to their country, expected to see its economy contract by 16 percent this year.
The parade is part of the what they are calling Blonde Weekend, which will also features a blonde golf tournament, a little lady fashion show, an evening ball, and a children’s drawing competition. …
The event attracted many locals and puzzled tourists.
Following the parade, blondes climbed into open-topped cars and drove to the local shopping centre to go shopping.
I suppose when you’ve lived under Communism, it takes more than a recession to get you down!