The crucifix – Catholic Latgale’s symbol, an inseparable part of the Latgale countryside landscape, a unique work of art. First crucifixes were put up in Latgale in the 18th century. The tradition of constructing them underwent the most rapid evolution during the 1920’s and 1930’s.
A feature of Vaboles parish is that there has been and still is the largest number of crucifixes in Latvia. After the 1940’s many were destroyed. Of 44 crucifixes, only 29 remain today. The village residents gradually began to restore the crosses. In 1998 the Skrinda Museum restored 2 crucifixes in the municipality with funding from the Ministry of Culture.
During evenings in May, the village people gathered at the village’s crosses for public worship. Church hymns were sung and prayers were said. Singing continued till late in the evening. The crosses were richly decorated with birch boughs and flowers. The crosses in the municipality are still decorated today, but singing on May evenings only takes place by a few individual crucifixes. When researching the traditions of the past, people seek the best modern day use for those objects. Nowadays the cross is also used as a symbol on a site of remembrance. In a hilly and beautiful place at Liepu Mukāni, where the Skrinda homestead once stood, a 4 m high wooden cross and a memorial site was put up in 1990. A stone with the inscription "Skrindu māja" was created by sculptor I. Folkmanis.