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The “Story Quilt”

The “Story Quilt” will be made by Latvians who live outside Latvia, and who are asked to create a square, using various techniques, which will be sewn together to create a quilt. The quilt will be gifted to Latvia on the occasion of its 100th birthday.

Latvia's name around the world

We are 2 travelers and we have just returned from our World Trip carried out mainly by hitchhiking- we travelled through 64 countries in 5 continents for 17 months. During this trip we have introduced countless nations with Latvia and now we are sharing this experience in honor of Latvias birthday.

Specially woven flag of Latvia travels to the Latvian people around the world

Within the framework of the initiative “Way of Latvian Flag”, the national flag of Latvia and a special book of messages travel to the Latvian people around the world before the Centenary of the State of Latvia. Latvians in every country on the route are invited to write a wish to Latvia on the occasion of its centenary.

The May 4th White Tablecloth Celebrations

On May 4, Latvia's Independence Restoration Day, Latvians across the world are invited to participate in the 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.

XV Latvian Song Festival in Canada

The XV Latvian Song Festival in Canada will take place in Toronto from July 4-7, 2019, in celebration of Latvia’s centennial.

XIV Latvian Song and Dance Festival in Baltimore

The 2017 Latvian Song and Dance Festival of America will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, returning to the East Coast for the first time since 1978. In the spirit of the festival’s theme, “On the Road to Latvia’s Centennial,” we invite you to celebrate the history of Latvian-American song and dance, ensuring a meaningful future for these traditions.