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Biezputras Diena

In ancient Latvia, Biezputras Diena ("porridge day") was celebrated on February 4, the Sunday before Meteni.

On this day, uneaten porridge is supposedly taken into the hills to feed the shepherds all summer. The porridge is actually replaced with water. A new shepherd is initiated by bringing the crock of "porridge" to the hills, then being doused in the water.