On November 18th the Republic of Latvia celebrates 100 years since the proclamation of statehood. This anniversary will be a grand occasion! On this day every year locals lay flowers at the Freedom Monument and spend time with the loved ones.
This year Riga’s streets and cafes will be particularly buzzing with a special atmosphere around the city! In the evening, the president will address the nation followed by celebratory fireworks, enriched with concerts and other events all around Riga.
And not just Latvia, the whole world will be celebrating together with us:
For example, on November 18th the Niagara Falls (Canada) and the 800 year old Castle Cornet castle in Guernsey (UK) will glow in the colors of the Latvian flag! 😍
While celebrating, simultaneously enjoy Staro Rīga Light Festival! Where Riga’s buildings, squares, bridges and monuments will be brought to life by talented visual artists from all over the world.
Dive into the celebration program here.
Enjoy this holiday to the fullest!