Centennial Latvia 2018

On 18th November 2018 Latvia will celebrate its centenary. A wide range of celebratory events and festivities will take place from 2017 to 2021. The anniversary celebrations started on May 4th 2017 with a unique campaign Embrace Latvia to plant oak trees around the Latvian border and White Tablecloth Celebration to commemorate what was a new beginning for Latvia in 1990 as the country adopted a declaration to restore its independence from the Soviet Union.


Latvia's official program of events linked to celebrating the 100th anniversary of the country's founding will include more than 800 events. The main activities of the centenary celebration will include the 26th All-Latvian Song Festival and the 16th Latvian Dance Festival, taking place 30.06-07.07.2018, and, of course, the birthday celebration on the 18th of November 2018.

Concert cycle "The Ring of Latvia" capturing values and uniqueness of four regions of Latvia - Latgale, Kurzeme, Vidzeme, and Zemgale - during 16 concert performances, production of 16 Latvian Films for the Latvian Centenary, the book release & publication party of the new Latvian National Encyclopaedia, the reopening of the National History Museum of Latvia in the Riga Castle and “Staro Latvija” Light Festival are just few names in the event calendar of Latvian Centennial Celebration.

More information on the official website of Latvia Centennial www.lv100.lv




Latvia is one of Europe's Last hidden treasures. The country is plotted with small picturesque medieval towns, country castles, museums and folk parks, ruined fortresses and, occasionally, grand palaces. The capital city Riga is a real capital of Art Nouveau and buildings in this particular style occupy more than one third of downtown Riga. Miraculously the medieval Old Town has been neither badly damaged by war nor disfigured by high rise development. You'll fall in love with these cobbled narrow streets. Wherever you turn you'll find a wealth of historic buildings such the Dome Cathedral with it's world famous organ, St. Peters Church built back in 1209 with first clock in the city or Guild Square with the Large and the Small Guild that represent the former glory of Riga as a Hanseatic City. Today vast reconstruction works, new comfortable hotels, modern office buildings, cozy restaurants and fashionable shops help Riga to recapture its former beauty and to become the New Baltic Metropolis.