Apparently May 31st is Blondes Day - or at least it will be Blondes Day if officials in Latvia have anything to say about it.
Actually Blondes Day was a bid by some folks in Latvia to cheer their country up. Latvia has been crushed by the global recession - it's the worst hit member of all the 27 nations in the European Union and Latvians can expect to see their economy shrink by one-sixth this year alone.
So what better way to lift the nation's spirits than to strike up the band and have a few hundred young blonde-haired women parade through the streets of Riga? (AFP was kind enough to take some pictures) In addition to the parade there was also a fashion show, evening ball and blonde golf tournament - all held for a good cause, proceeds of the events were donated to programs serving children across Latvia.
Organizers hope that May 31st will officially become Blondes Day.
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