Winter Solstice Celebration. | Ķekatas. In this painting, you can see one of the best-known Latvian winter solstice traditions, ķekatas, a form of mumming. There you can see the festive atmosphere in a room full of costumed dancers who wear traditional masks of wolves, bears, goats, horses, storks, fortune-tellers and Death. Mummers were extended hospitality at each homestead they visited, as they feasted and drank through the night. Paintings author Evald Dajevskis.