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01. NOV 2018 — 24. MAR 2019
To be banned. Baltic Books 1918 - 1940 - A Travelling Exhibition

The travelling exhibition offers visitors an unprecedented insight into the writing and publishing that took place the between the two world wars with the opportunity to see the wide variety of publications printed between 1920 - 1930 in the three Baltic countries.

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01. — 30. NOV 2018
Exhibition "Finnish Jaegers in Latvia"

The exhibition provides an introduction to the Finnish Jaegers, a military unit founded during World War I.

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01. NOV — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. 1906 - A Feature Film

The story of the idealistic teacher and poet Violet and social democratic fighter Pelēkais, whose fates intertwine during the revolution of 1905

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01. NOV 2018 — 13. JAN 2019Rīga
Exhibition “Homeland”

Using the geographically longest coastal village in the country as a metaphor, “Homeland” is a constructed and multi-layered story of the birthplace of a human being, memories and the journey of a life.

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02. NOV — 31. DEC 2018
Liepāja - Latvia's Capital - Cycle of events: The Latvian Provisional Government's Six Months in Liepāja - An Exhibition

This cycle of events is dedicated to one of the periods in the process of the creation of the Latvian state - for six months in 1919 the Latvian provisional government lives and worked on the steamship Saratov just off the coast of Liepāja.

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08. NOV — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. Lustrum - A Documentary

A story about the KGB archive and the evaluation of history in the renewed Latvia.

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09. NOV 2018 — 31. DEC 2021
The Latvian War for Independence 1918 - 1920. A Journey in Time - An Exhibition

A permanent interactive exhibition for children and young people about the historical events of the Latvian War for Independence that allow visitors to try out the technical and visual possibilities now available with technology and model building.

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09. NOV — 31. DEC 2018
The First Year - An Exhibition

This exhibition tells the story of the years 1918-1919 in Cēsis, the Latvian Provisional Government, and other significant events (such as the story of the Flag of Latvia) that facilitated the creation of the Republic of Latvia during the 20th century.

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09. — 19. NOV 2018
The Three Stars Festival - A Festival Dedicated to Latvia's State Centenary

In 2017 the Orchestra Rīga began a new tradition, the Three Star Festival, which takes place in November and is dedicated to Latvia's State Centenary. Each year the festival plans three special concerts where music created by Latvian composers is thematically tied to a particular event in Latvian history.

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09. NOV 2018 — 07. APR 2019Kuldīgas novads
Song and Dance Celebration exhibition in Kuldiga County Museum

As part of Latvia’s centenary celebrations, Kuldiga County Museum invites to learn more about the Song and Dance Celebration which has played a very important role in uniting the Latvian nation, giving an opportunity to stand united in singing, dancing and playing music through the ages.

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10. — 16. NOV 2018
Indriķis' Latvian Notes - A Concerto/Oratorio

This unique Concert/Oratorio weaves a story out of text excerpts from Baltic German activist Garlieb Merkel's historical work The Latvians, and poet Vizma Belševica's volume Indriķis Latvian Notes in the Margins of the Livonian Chronicle put to music by beloved Latvian composer and vocalist Niks Matvejevs in 1988.

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10. — 16. NOV 2018
Meeting Place - Riga Second Theatre (1902-1918)

Performances for school-age children that will allow them to travel one hundred years into the past to get a sense of the period and imagine themselves as those strategically-minded activists working to found a new state, as adventuresome youth or random bystanders, who were on the spot when Latvian independence was proclaimed.

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10. NOV — 02. DEC 2018
Marie Sjøvold solo exhibition "They Crept into Their Father’s Sleep"

Within the framework of the Riga Photography Biennial 2018 Marie Sjøvold solo exhibition "They Crept into Their Father’s Sleep" will be on view in Liepāja Museum.

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10. NOV 2018 — 03. FEB 2019Rīga
END & BEGINNING. Exhibition by artist Ieva Jurjāne

The title of the exhibition is a reference to the anthology by Rainis, “END & BEGINNING”. The poet explains the introductory part of the anthology, “Coming to Your Senses”, in this way: “A person comes to one’s senses, and realizes the necessity to look for the meaning of existence”.

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12. NOV — 22. DEC 2018
A Barbarian in Paris - Group Exhibition

A group exhibition by young contemporary artists from Latvia and France (curators - Barbara Sirieix and Joachim Hamou). The theoretical essay Active Art (Aktīvā māksla) by Latvian poet, author, and doctor Andrejs Kurcijs (1884 - 1959) serves as the basis for the exhibition.

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13. — 17. NOV 2018Amerikas Savienotās Valstis, Kanāda
The Latvian Radio Choir on tour in US and Canada

The Latvian Radio Choir tours the US and Canada, performing Latvian and Nordic choral music and introducing North American to current trends in Latvian music. The choir demonstrates its vocal quality and brings the characteristic colour and timbre to performances of Latvian and world masterpieces.

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14. NOV 2018Lielbritānija
Concert "Latvia 100"

Latvian musicians perform a work by the country’s leading contemporary composer inspired by his country’s landscapes and ending, as he describes, ‘with a vision of nature awakening’.

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15. NOV 2018
State Academic Choir "Latvija" a capella concert

This concert programme dedicated to the Lithuanian State Centenary includes choral songs composed through the Latvian Composers for the Latvia's Centenary initiative, in which eighty Latvian composers were invited to compose a capella songs for choir portraying the five elements in music: fire, water, earth (The Fatherland), sky, and love.

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15. NOV 2018 — 31. JAN 2019
Gold. Silver. Bronze. Latvian Olympic Hall of Fame - A New Permanent Exposition

The new exhibition Gold. Silver. Bronze will be opened 16 November 2018 in the Latvian Sports Museum. The exhibition is made in collaboration with the Latvian Olympic Committee. The goal is to gift 628 Olympians, that have won 123 medals ( 31 gold, 54 silver, 38 bronze) in summer, winter and Paralympic games, this Hall of Fame for Latvia's centenary.

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15. — 25. NOV 2018
Les Boreales Art Festival

Each year the Les Boreales Art Festival takes place in the city of Caen in the region of Normandy. Literature, music, art, theatre, performances, films, gastronomy, and everything new from the northern Europe that can inspire people of France is represented at the festival. For 2018 the focus will be on the Baltic states - Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.

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15. NOV 2018 — 31. JAN 2019
The Story of Latvian Design - An Art Exhibition

This exhibition seeks to characterise Latvian cultural values through decorative art and design from the period 1918 - 2018. The selected examples of art and design have stood the test of time and can be considered an expression of the values of the Latvian Cultural Canon.

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15. NOV 2018Tukuma novads
Monument to Zigfrīds Anna Meierovics

In honour of the country’s 100th anniversary, a monument to Z.A.Meierovics will be unveiled in the Old Town of Tukums. With this, the government of Tukums Municipality demonstrates its pride in Zigfrīds Anna Meierovics’, one of the founders of Latvia, connection to the city and municipality.

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16. NOV — 30. DEC 2018
Moon and Sun - A Solo Exhibition by Glass Artis Nīmanis

The exhibition will display Nīmanis' functional designs and glass sculptures, which the artist created through his use of traditional glasswork techniques in combination with innovative technologies.

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16. — 17. NOV 2018
Born in Latvia - Concert Cycle: The Latvian National Opera's Centenary Jubilee Concert

The Latvian National Opera celebrates the State Centenary and its own 100th anniversary with an ambitious Gala Concert that will include performances by world-class Latvian opera stars and famous guest soloists from abroad who have performed at the Latvian National Opera and acted as emissaries of Latvia to the world.

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16. — 19. NOV 2018
Staro Rīga 2018 - Festival of Light

The first Staro Rīga festival took place in 2008, celebrating Latvia's 90th anniversary. The tradition continues as each year Riga's streets, buildings, parks, and courtyards are decorated with light on Latvia's birthday.

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17. — 19. NOV 2018
18 November - the 100th Birthday of the Latvian State

On 18 November 1918 the People’s Council of Latvia declared Latvian Independence in what is now the Latvian National Theatre. Today we celebrate Latvia’s State Centenary with friends and family, in city streets and squares, in Latvia and everywhere around the world.

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17. — 19. NOV 2018Rīga
Both Sides - multimedia dance performance

Music, dance, and modern technology meet in this inspirational performance, giving onlookers the opportunity to experience the Latvian State Centenary as never before.

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17. NOV 2018Amerikas Savienotās Valstis
Niagara Falls lit up in the colours of the Latvian flag

On the day when the Republic of Latvia celebrates 100 years since the proclamation of statehood, one of the most well-known water falls – Niagara Falls – situated on the border of New York State in the United States and Province of Ontario in Canada, will be lit up in the colours of the Latvian flag.

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17. NOV 2018Rīga
Charity ball Latvia - 100, RLS - 150

The biggest Charity ball in Latvia on the evening of 17th November, to celebrate together Latvia’s Centenary and 150th Anniversary of the Riga Latvian Society.

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18. NOV 2018
Awaiting Sunset in the Garden of Destiny

The traditional torch procession, concert, and viewing of the beautiful nature show - sunset over the River Daugava.

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18. NOV — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. The Sun Rides Up into the Sky - An Animated Film

A visual poem about Latvia as the daughter of the Sun, who is born in darkness, gets kidnapped but is later released to blossom like a beautiful flower in eternity.

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18. NOV 2018
Wear a pair of colourful mittens on 18 November 2018

Join us to celeberate Latvia 100! Wear a pair of colourful mittens on 18 November 2018!

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18. NOV 2018
Morning Salute to Latvia

Traditional musical event, an invitation to begin Latvia’s birthday together, to raise the Latvian Flag, sing the Latvian Anthem and and join in wishing Latvia ‘saules mūžu’ or long life.

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18. NOV 2018Rīga
Ecumenical Church Service

Ecumenical Church Service honoring Latvia's State Centenary.

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18. NOV 2018
Honoring the Freedom Guard

On Latvia’s birthday, members of the Defence Cadet Force will be standing watch as Honour Guards for Latvia’s Freedom Monuments in Rīga, Jelgava, Cēsis, Liepāja, and Valka, to show that the next generation is ready to create the future.

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18. NOV 2018Rīga
The Celebratory Saeima Sitting

The celebratory Saeima sitting in honour of the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of independence of the Republic of Latvia.

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18. NOV 2018Rīga
Latvian and Allied Military Technology and Equipment exhibition

Latvian and Allied Military Technology and Equipment exhibition.

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18. NOV 2018Rīga
The 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Latvia at the National History Museum of Latvia

Events dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Latvia at the National History Museum of Latvia.

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18. NOV 2018Rīga
Celebration Concerts
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18. NOV 2018Rīga
Flower Laying Ceremony

Flower Laying Ceremony at the Freedom Monument.

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18. NOV 2018Rīga
The Military parade of the Latvian National Armed Forces

The Military parade of the Latvian National Armed Forces dedicated to Latvia's State Centenary.

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18. NOV 2018Rīga
Ceremonial Musical Event "18.11"

A multimedia story about freedom, where the main ‘storyteller’ is the Freedom Monument - Latvia’s symbol of freedom.

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18. NOV 2018Rīga
Concert: Daugav' abas malas [Both Sides of the Daugava]

The Riga Orchestra, led by conductor Valdis Butāns and Riga Men’s Choir director Ivars Cinkuss, will perform beloved and popular Latvian songs.

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18. NOV 2018
Singing of the Latvian National Anthem "Dievs, svētī Latviju!" [God Bless Latvia]

Latvian citizens and friends around the world are invited to join in the singing of the Latvian National Anthem.

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18. NOV 2018Rīga
Light Performance "Saules mūžs" [The Life of the Sun]

The central character in this performance of light is the Sun. The performance tells the story of the time from the creation of the Latvian State to the present day, ending with colorful fireworks and an affirmation of Latvia’s future and belief in the Latvian people and in each Latvian citizen.

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18. NOV 2018Rīga
Chamber Music Concerts

The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra presents chamber music concerts in Old Riga churches and concert halls to everyone who would enjoy an hour of unusual serenity in the company of beautiful music and superb musicians shortly after the magnificent light show of Latvia's centenary celebration.

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18. NOV 2018
The Night Latvia was Born

Go out onto the balcony from which Latvian independence was proclaimed, stand on the stage where Vilis Rīdzenieks captured his famous photograph of the people involved in this historic event. And, as on any birthday, there will be music and performances, with the LNT actors acting as hosts to get the party going.

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18. — 19. NOV 2018
Centenary Club Night

Continuing the tradition begun on Latvia’s 90th birthday, clubs and other entertainment venues in Latvia and abroad are invited to play only homegrown Latvian music.

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19. NOV 2018Rīga
First Concert of the Next Centenary: Mīlestības vārdā. 18+ [In the Name of Love. 18+]

Eighteen beloved songs in brand new arrangements will be performed by young Latvian musicians on a specially built wooden open-air stage. The audience will hear soul-baring love letters that will ignite a feeling of togetherness to spite the wind and cold weather characteristic of our nation’s birthday.

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21. — 24. NOV 2018
The Sinfonietta Rīga Chamber Orchestra and Ksenija Sidorova on Tour in Sweden

Concerts in Sweden's three cities performed by accordionist Ksenija Sidorova and the Sinfonietta Rīga Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Normunds Šnē. The programme includes Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tuur's Prophecy for Acordeon and Orchestra, Austrian composer Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 104, and Linda Leimane's chamber symphony Guesstimations.

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23. NOV 2018Rīga
The ceremony of inner peace and meditation “Es esmu Gaisma 100”

"Es esmu Gaisma 100" is the ceremony of inner peace and meditation through exploring the feeling that each of us is a light, and with our inner light we can brighten up our families, friends and larger communities.

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23. NOV 2018Lielbritānija
Maris Briezkalns Quintet "Rothko in Jazz"

Inspired by the abstract expressionist period of one of the last century’s most revered visual artists, ten Latvian composers respond to the intensely moods and deep colours of paintings that Mark Rothko – whose own roots stem from a Latvian childhood – called ‘the soul status portrayals’.

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24. NOV 2018
VPDK RADI traditional folk dance concert

VPDK RADI traditional folk dance concert as a gift to Latvia on its 100th birthday. This will be beautiful event for dancers and they beloved ones, also for concert audience to feel Latvians unity and strength.

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24. NOV 2018
Baltic Symphony Festival: A Joint Concert by the Leading Symphony Orchestras in the Baltic States

The Baltic Symphony Orchestra is an invaluable ambassador for Baltic collaboration. The symphony orchestras of all three organising countries will appear together on a single stage.

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24. NOV 2018Lielbritānija
Maris Briezkalns Quintet featuring Kristine Praulina

“Maris Briezkalns Quintet” is one of the leading and interesting small acoustic mainstream bands on the Latvian jazz scene.

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30. NOV — 01. DEC 2018Rīga
Digital Freedom Festival 2018

he Digital Freedom Festival is a boutique, yet influential signature event. Around a thousand participants will discuss the latest trends and discoveries in digital technologies, as well as their impact on startups and corporations, policymaking, and modern lifestyles.

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31. MAY 2016 — 31. DEC 2020
Wizards of Centenary

The Archives of Latvian Folklore in cooperation with Office Latvia 100 and Radio Latvia opened a long lasting crowd-sourcing event for folklore manuscript transcription, called "Simtgades burtnieki" (Wizards of Centenary).

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25. DEC 2016 — 18. NOV 2018
Nature adventures workshop 25 WOLVES

While waiting for Latvia's centenary celebration on 18 November 2018, we are happy to present the collection of 100 natural wonder of Latvia – through our uniq travel stories, little bit of historical research and photography.

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01. JAN 2017 — 31. DEC 2020
Latvia’s National Encyclopaedia

The National Encyclopaedia is a universal-knowledge, popular-science resource in the Latvian language being compiled on the basis of academic principles.

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04. MAY 2017 — 31. DEC 2020Rīga
People's Bookshelf

The campaign "A Special Book for a Special Bookshelf" is an opportunity for everyone to donate a book – of special importance to themselves – to the National Library of Latvia, also writing a message or personal story relating to the book on its title page.

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01. JUL 2017 — 31. DEC 2019
Routes of Latvia's Statehood

To learn about Latvia, take a trip along the seven paths to the idea of Latvian statehood - the Livs Road, Jacob's path, Freedom Road, the Baltic Way, the Path of the Daugava, the Path of Light, and Māra's Path. These are tourist routes filled with fascinating places, rich farmsteads, and beautiful landscapes.

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27. JUL 2017 — 30. NOV 2020
LV100 Great Trees

As a part of the initiative "LV100 Great Trees" (LV100 Dižošanās) everyone is invited to go outside and help find the Great Trees that have yet to be discovered, and, with the help of a special test, to find out which Great Tree best suits your personality.

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17. AUG 2017 — 31. DEC 2018
Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary

The programme Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary features 16 long films including six feature films, two animated films and eight documentaries. This initiative is honouring the centenary of Latvia.

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25. NOV 2017 — 18. NOV 2018
Circle of Honour Festival

The Latvian Lap of Honour is a program of events to help us discover the different regions of Latvia through their cultural heritage, traditions, historical and contemporary personalities, nature, and achievements.

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12. JAN — 31. DEC 2018
Play "I Promise"

Young playwright Andris Ūdris' professional debut - his play "I Promise" won third place in the Latvian National Theatre's Centenary competition.

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22. FEB — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. Paradise '89 - A Feature Film

The film tells the story of four girls who spend their summer holidays in the countryside. The year is 1989 and the TV news is reporting a state of emergency in Latvia. The girls, who have been left with no adult supervision, prepare for war.

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24. FEB — 31. DEC 2018
Play "Vidzemnieki"

This performance brings to life several of Latvian author and playwright Rūdolfs Blaumanis' lesser-known works - Spījēnos (In Spījēni), Romeo un Jūlija (Romeo and Juliet), Nauda zeķēs (Saving Money), Laimes klēpī (In the Lap of Fortune), Īsta līgaviņa (The Real Bride), and others.

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24. FEB — 31. DEC 2018
Play "The Keys to Magic"

A production dedicated to Russian-American actor director, author, and theatre practitioner Mikhail Chekhov, after whom the Riga Russian theatre was named. Although archival materials were used in the creation of the show, the authors sought to create a balance between history and legend, facts and fantasy.

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27. FEB 2018 — 01. OCT 2020
Business Information Centre “Magnetic Latvia” at Riga International Airport

The Business Information Centre “Magnetic Latvia” at Riga International Airport has been designed to serve as a stopover for foreign and local guests, be it a businessmen or a diplomat, where one can receive first-hand information from the staff of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia about business opportunities and top tourist attractions

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22. MAR — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. To Be Continued - A Documentary

A film about life in Latvia through the eyes of five first graders is the beginning of a project that will continue to evaluate social and political processes in Latvia from their perspective throughout the years.

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03. APR — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. Bille - A Feature Film

A poignant, life-affirming, and funny story for the whole family about seven-year-old Bille's adventures in Latva during the 1930s. The story is based on Latvian author, the Nobel Prize candidate, Vizma Belševica's autobiographical novel of the same name.

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04. APR 2018 — 04. APR 2020Rīga
Humans of Avotu Street

Project inspired by very popular social network account “Humans of New York” tells about Humans of Avotu Street based in Riga, Latvia.

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13. APR — 31. DEC 2018
Antonija #Silmači - an original Latvian ballet

A romantic drama about dreams of realising oneself, based on Latvian author Rudolfs Blaumanis' play "Skroderdienas silmačos" (A Wedding in Silmači).

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25. APR — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. Bridges of Time - A Documentary

A story about a unique phenomenon in the history of cinema - Baltic school of poetic documentary and its creators - filmmakers from Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia who broke the dogmatic poster-like propaganda documentary tradition in Soviet Union in the 1960s by creating films that were totally different: humane, meaningful, and poetic.

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04. MAY — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. Mērija's Journey - A Documentary

At the end of the Second World War, when the German army retreated from Latvia, it also took along 700 boxes of materials from Latvian museums. If not for a young woman named Mērija Grīnberga, the exhibition halls of many museums in Latvia would be empty today.

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04. MAY 2018 — 01. JAN 2021
Latvia's Century - A Joint Exhibition Curated by the Museums of Latvia

The exhibition Latvia’s Century is a joint contribution of Latvian museums to reveal 100 years of Latvia and to provide an opportunity to see excellent historical objects stored at the museums in all regions of Latvia – Kurzeme, Sēlija, Vidzeme, Zemgale and Riga.

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04. MAY — 18. NOV 2018
Freedom Street Stories - Event Series in Latvian cities

More than 60 streets, boulevards, and squares in Latvia have been given the name Freedom. Two events will take place in 9 Latvian cities. The main message of the events is "From freedom to freedom". Events will give insight and appreciation for Latvia and what has happened in its past 100 years.

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04. MAY — 31. DEC 2018
Tourism campaign “Discover Latvia"

As part of a tourist promotion campaign the inhabitants of Latvia will be invited to travel around Latvia and to become acquainted with the periods of history important to Latvia through seven different journeys of statehood.

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07. MAY 2018 — 01. JAN 2020Kanāda
DZIEDAM VISI VIENU DZIESMU - a studio recording by the Tērvetes Trubadūri

DZIEDAM VISI VIENU DZIESMU is a studio recording by the Tērvetes Trubadūri and represents our gift to Latvia on her centenary. It includes a variety of Latvian songs expressing our belonging to the country of our ancestors.

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16. MAY — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. Baltic Tribes - A Documentary

A popular science documentary film – a historical reconstruction with dramatic elements tells about the 13th-century Baltic peoples who later formed the Latvian nation.

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01. JUN — 30. NOV 2018
The series of articles “What Latvian museums remember”

The series of articles “What Latvian museums remember” published in the online magazine “Satori” will be an educational and enjoyable literary cycle of publications on six Latvian memorial museums, compiled by cultural researcher and publisher Ieva Viese-Vigula and poet Arvis Viguls.

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30. JUN 2018 — 30. JUN 2019Rīga
5D cinema "Look at Riga"

5D cinema "Look at Riga" offers a fantastic flight over Rtour around the urban environment, where the city’s historical charm together with the zealous rhythm of modern metropolis is caught, meanwhile viewing its most significant historical, art and architectural objects from another point of view.

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15. AUG — 30. NOV 2018
Jewels of the Latvian Landscape - A Travelling Exhibition

Each of the historical regions of Latvia - Kurzeme, Latgale, Vidzeme, Zemgale, and greater Riga - will be represented by ten 'jewels'. In each of these five locations displays portraying the ten most significant landscapes for each region will be on display.

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23. AUG 2018 — 31. DEC 2021
Exhibition "Burning Conscience"

BURNING CONSCIENCE will be permanent exhibition on the resistance of the people of the former Cēsis apriņķis (District) against the Soviet and Nazi occupations 1940 – 1957. The Exbition will be open to the public from 23 August 2018.

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31. AUG — 31. DEC 2018
Planet Nr. 85 - A Play

A play for children and their parents about a boy who has been given a wondrous opportunity to travel through time. On his journey he meets his parents and grandparents at the age he is now. The boy faces his past and his ancestors in order to find the way back to himself and to the essence of who he his.

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01. SEP — 31. DEC 2018
Series of Public Lectures "Giving Light I Burn Out"

These lectures have been organised to inform the community about the development of medicine, broad opportunities, problems, and personalities not only during the early years of the formation of the Latvian state, but also by following these processes through various periods.

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01. SEP — 31. DEC 2018
Exhibition ES (ARĪ) ESMU LATVIETIS / I AM LATVIAN (TOO)

The exhibit celebrates diaspora Latvian diversity, accomplishments and multi-faceted connections to Latvia. It forms a symbolic connection between Latvians throughout the world, showing migration as part of the Latvian story and the complicated formation and evolution of ethnic and national identity.

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01. SEP — 31. DEC 2018
The Latvian Basketball Walk of Fame

Sculptor Gļebs Panteļejevs has created an interactive sculptural composition dedicated to the outstanding coach of the 1935 Dream Team Valdemārs Baumanis, and the Basketball Basket of Glory, which symbolises the greatest achievements of Latvian basketball teams, their coaches, and individual players.

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01. SEP — 18. NOV 2018
Celebrate LV100 with traditional mittens

In honour of Latvia’s Centenary on November 18, the Latvian Institute is inviting the diaspora schools to prepare and send special greeting cards in the form of Latvian traditional mittens for the seniors who live in social care centres in Latvia.

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07. SEP — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. Kurts Fridrihsons - A Documentary

The significance of Kurts Fridrihsons reaches beyond the importance of his art because during the Soviet period there were not many personalities refusing to comply with the regime while at the same time being outstanding artists. He was a model and inspiration for many people whose spiritual world refused to accept the existing system.

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08. SEP 2018 — 21. JAN 2019
The Latvian Red Cross Celebrates 100 - An Exhibition

This exhibition reflects the work of the Latvian Red Cross over the course of one hundred years from 1918 to the present day.

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08. SEP — 31. DEC 2018
Liepāja: Latvia's Capital - A Play

This performance is dedicated to a vital period in the formation of the Latvian state - the historical events of 1919 on the steamship Saratov, where the Latvian Provisional National Council took refuge for six long months.

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12. SEP 2018 — 01. JUN 2019Jūrmala
Exhibition “Rainis. 1918.”

In commemoration of Latvia’s centenary year, the exhibition will look at the growth of the idea of an independent Latvia in the texts and philosophy of Rainis. It also reveals the circumstances in which Rainis develops the idea of independant Latvia.

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21. SEP — 16. DEC 2018
Trauma and Revival. Cultural Ties Between Eastern and Western Europe - A Contemporary Art Exhibition

This exhibition features a selection of works by contemporary artists from Eastern Europe of the Balkans. It is the final event of an international cooperation project. Michal Novotny, director at the FUTURA Center for Contemporary Art in Prague, is the curator of the exhibition.

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21. SEP — 18. NOV 2018Rīga
The XIII Baltic Triennial: GIVE UP THE GHOST

For the first time, the Baltic Triennial will take place in the three Baltic countries. Opening at the CAC in Vilnius, Lithuania in May 2018, June 2018 at Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia, and September 2018 at Kim? Riga, Latvia. The three distinct exhibitions act as different chapters to form the Triennial.

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26. SEP — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. Homo Novus - A Feature Film

The year is 1938. The poor artist Juris Upenājs arrives in Riga from the countryside, while at the same time the refined Eižens Žibeika returns from his painting session in Paris in the hope of receiving a considerable inheritance from his uncle.

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29. SEP — 31. DEC 2018
Avenue of Latvia's Medical Stars

The Pauls Stradiņš Museum of History of Medicine will unveil a new installation honouring the doctors and medical professionals who have invested so much in the development of Latvian medicine and caring for Latvian society. New stars will continue to be added until the avenue of 100 stars is complete.

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02. OCT — 25. NOV 2018Rēzekne
Textile art project #100dečiLatvijai

Textile art project #100dečiLatvijai by Annele Slišāne is a personal present to Latvia in its hundred year anniversary. 100 rugs woven during 100 weeks, every from a different material. 100 stories in Latvian and Latgalian languages, all published in the book #100dečiLatvijai.

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04. OCT 2018 — 21. APR 2019Rīga
Exhibition "2018. The Luxury of Freedom"

The people of Riga and its visitors will be able to celebrate the second anniversary of the Fashion Museum and the 100 years anniversary of Latvia with the new exhibitions of the museum entitled “1918. The Luxury of Freedom”.

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18. OCT — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. Jēkabs, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs - An Animated Film

When Dad takes his seven-year-old son Jēkabs from a spacious flat in the Quiet Center of Riga to the city’s squalid Moscow District to spend his summer there, the inquisitive boy discovers a previously unknown world. He meets his uncle, the former seaman Ērglis, and his niece, the self-confident know-it-all Mimmi.

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25. OCT 2018 — 24. FEB 2019
Facial Expressions. The Portrait in 20th Century Latvia

This exhibition gives an overview of the portrait, its classification and development, compositional determinants, and stylistic variations. It portrays the characteristic iconography of the 20th century, which, in comparison to the historical portrait, is closed to the contemporary aesthetic.

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31. OCT — 31. DEC 2018
LATVIAN FILMS FOR THE LATVIAN CENTENARY. The Mover - A Feature Film

Ten-year-old Zigis lives with his parents in Ķīpsala in a house by the Daugava River. In 1942 Latvia is occupied by German troops, and repressions of Jews begin in Riga.Zigis’ father, Žanis Lipke, devises a plan of saving the Jews who work at the factory and are destined for death.This experience gradually transformes Zigis into a mature teenager.

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MAY 2018 — MAY 2019Rīga
Website "100 years in one day"

This website is a guide for exploring the 100-year history of Latvia. Here you will find information on the most significant tourist attractions, museums and memorial sites in Riga where you will be able to learn important facts about Latvia’s history, from the foundation of the Latvian state to nowadays.

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Events in december 2018
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05. DEC 2018
International Volunteer Day

Special events will take place in Latgale, Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Zemgale, and Riga to honour Latvia's volunteers - people who have devoted their time and their skills to enhance the quality of life for the people around them, improve the environment, and help achieve goals that are important for Latvian society.

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06. — 08. DEC 2018
The State Before Statehood - A Cycle of Conferences. International research conference: State within a State. Latvia - provinces of the Russian Empire in the 19th century

The conference will address the history of Latvia in the 19th century when it was under the political and administrative authority of the Russian Empire as the empire’s western provinces.

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26. — 31. DEC 2018Austrālija
The Australian Latvian Arts Festival

The Australian Latvian Arts Festival is Australia's largest celebration of Latvian culture. The Festival spans 6 days and comprises of Latvian dance, song, theatre and much more. The Festival begins on the 26th of December, 2018 in Adelaide, South Australia.

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