The annual ''Staro Rīga'' (Riga Shines) illumination festival will celebrate its tenth birthday on November 18 as Latvia celebrates its own 99th birthday.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in association with the Latvian Institute (LI) calls on Latvians worldwide to take part in the Patriot Week project from 11 to 18 November, to jointly mark the Lāčplēsis Day and Latvia’s National Day (the anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia).
Representatives of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Finland announced that their respective countries are cooperating closely to make the most of the upcoming centenary celebrations as an opportunity to tell the world about the history and the importance of the Baltic Sea region countries, as they presented their collaborative projects on Wednesday, October 19.
On April 12, 2016, the government confirmed the dates for the 26th National Song and 16th Dance Festival, the Latvian National Culture Center told the press.
Rozentāls’ art represents a beautiful fusion between the school of traditional Latvian painting and themes and motifs of Art Nouveau and Symbolism.
Today, on November 18, Latvia marks its 97th anniversary. Almost a hundred years ago in 1918, the brave actions of Latvian men and women led to the creation of our very own free state. Happy Latvian Independence Day!
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Līgatne Nature Trails. Besides celebrating their birthday, in 2015 the trails have been reconstructed, with new paths and observation fields added to the trail.
On this day, August 21, 1991, 23 years ago, the Supreme Council of the Republic of Latvia enacted the Constitutional Law "On the Statehood of the Republic of Latvia", marking the end of transition to the de facto independence of Latvia.
The annual Rīga City Festival, this year marking the 814th anniversary of the City of Rīga and the 815th anniversary of the Rīga Port, was attended by more than 300,000 people during the weekend. The Rīga City Council informs that this is a record high number.
The annual Sea Festival (in some places known as Fishermen's Festival) took place in most coastal towns and villages throughout Latvia in the middle of July, being the second largest festival after Midsummer’s Night on the Latvian summer calendar.