World War I (1914-1918) destroyed the great empires of Europe, paving the way for the creation of new nation-states including Latvia. The Latvian Preliminary National Council (LPNC) that was established in autumn 1917 in Valka played an important role in Latvia’s road towards independence and actively promoted the idea of independence both at home and abroad.
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AN EVENT PROGRAMME HONOURING THE WORK OF THE LATVIAN PRELIMINARY NATIONAL COUNCIL
6 NOVEMBER, 19.00 Culture palace „Ziemeļblāzma", Ziemeļblāzmas iela 36, Rīga
Musical theatre "Valka. Latvia. Freedom."
11 NOVEMBER, 20.30 Forest cemetery, Varoņu iela 31, Valka
Unveiling of the memorial for the region of Valka, dedicated to the recipients of the Order of Lāčplēsis
18 NOVEMBER, 15.30 Valka Culture House, Emīla Darziņa iela 8, Valka
Celebration of the 99th Anniversary of the Republic of Latvia - an awarding ceremony with Valka Municipality Gratitude Diplomas and a concert
19 NOVEMBER, 11.00 Valga Visitors’ Centre, Kesk 11, Valga, Estonia
Unveiling of the Memorial Plaque – Imagining Latvia
"The Impossible Race" – an Ultra Marathon
05.00 100 km race for runners and 50 km race for Nordic Walkers (Starting from Valka Culture House, Emila Darziņa iela 8, Valka)
11.00 Symbolic 1000 m race (Starting from Valga Visitors' Centre, Kesk 11, Valga)
12.00 50 km and 25 km races for runners and 25 km race for Nordic Walkers
(Starting from Valka Culture House, Emila Darziņa iela 8, Valka)
11.00 Valka Culture House, Emīla Darziņa iela 8, Valka
International scientific conference: The Latvian Preliminary National Council – 100
12.00-16.00 Valka Janis Cimze Gymnasium, Raiņa iela 28A, Ausekļa iela 5, Valka
2 DECEMBER, 16.00 Valka Local History Museum, Rīgas iela 64, Valka
Fire sculpture "Ship of Destiny"
17.00 Valka Local History Museum, Rīgas iela 64, Valka
Exhibition opening: "Valka – the Cradle of Latvian Independence"
18.00 Lugažu laukums, Valka
Interactive sound and light show - "The Conductor"
18.00 Valka Culture House, Emīla Darziņa iela 8, Valka
"My Whole World is in this Country" - Concert by the State Academic Choir "Latvija", conducted by Māris Sirmais
19.30 Valka Culture House, Emīla Darziņa iela 8, Valka
Procession from the Valka Culture House to Raiņa iela 9A
20.00 Raiņa iela 9 A, Valka
Unveiling of the monument – Dedication to the Latvian Preliminary National Council by sculptor Arta Dumpe
20.30 Valka-Lugaži Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rīgas iela 9, Valka
Sound and light show—an animated story about Latvia created from children’s art
Created and done by: Valka municipality / Office Latvia 100