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Events in january 2019
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09. JAN — 11. FEB 2019Polija
The exhibition of historical records “We want to be free, we will be free!”

The exhibition of historical records “We want to be free, we will be free!” is dedicated to the formation of the State of Latvia in the context of showing neighbouring countries Lithuania and Estonia, as well as Poland and Finland, which were founded or reinstated after World War One and also celebrate their centenaries in 2017–2018.

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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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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. AUG 2019
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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24. FEB 2018 — 16. JUN 2019
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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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 2018 — 31. MAY 2019
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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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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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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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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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 2018 — 16. JUN 2019
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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08. SEP 2018 — 16. JUN 2019
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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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 2018 — 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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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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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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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 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. 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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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. 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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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 february 2019
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24. FEB 2019Vācija
Iveta Apkalna / Latvian State Choir / Māris Sirmais

Titular organist of the Elbphilharmonie, Iveta Apkalna, and the Latvian State Choir are two of Latvia’s hallmark musical exports. In this concert, they focus the spotlight on the music of their native land at the festival "Lux aeterna".

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