May 27, 2009

Blondes plan parade to ‘cheer up’ Latvia

The head of the Latvian Blondes association said a planned parade of about 2,000 blond women is aimed at cheering the country up amid economic woes.

Marika Gederte, head of the club for women with yellow hair, said the parade planned for Sunday in the Latvian capital Riga will be held under the motto make the world a brighter place and will involve an orchestra comprised entirely of blondes, RIA Novosti reported Wednesday.

People need positive emotions, and I hope this event will cheer them up, Gederte said.

She said the parade will lead up to a ball that will feature contests in categories including Latvia's best blond lawyer and best blond journalist.