In honor of the first Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Netherlands present a new type of tulip as a gift to Latvia.
The Netherlands Embassy to Latvia, holding a Tulip Day, also introduces a seminar at the Latvian National Library. The seminar includes a discussion by crop farmers and horticulturists from Latvia and the Netherlands on historical and modern tendencies in the cultivation of tulips.
A tulip ceremony to officialy name the new cultivar is held by the Latvian Foreign Ministry's Parliamentary Secretary Zanda Kalniņa-Lukašēvica.
On October 15, 2014, the Dutch Embassy in Latvia presented 17,000 tulips as a gift on the occasion of the country's Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The tulips were planted near the Latvian National Library.