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Celebration of Latvia's Centenary

Viola GrinvaldeOskars KupšeStella AnkravaMāris UlmkalnsMaija LočmeleSho TamuraChien-An WangKristiāna Kronberga

Viola, Oskars, Stella and others celebrate...

Created and done for Latvian centenary

1 September 2016 - 31 December

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.

1 July 2017 - 31 December 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.

17 August 2017 - 31 December

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.

18 November 2017 - 1 April

PUBLIC MIRRORS Poster Exposition - 2017

At the beginning of 2017, the shopping centre “Origo” begun a series of exhibitions devoted to the centenary of Latvia, continuing this exhibition cycle, the first large-scale exhibition will be revealed “PUBLIC MIRRORS. Poster Exposition – 2017”, devoted to the posters in Latvia – the beginnings,

12 January - 31 December

Play "I Promise"

Young playwright Andris Ūdris' professional debut - his play "I Promise" won third place in the Latvian National Theatre's Centenary competition.

13 January - 24 March

The exhibition "Akademia: Performing Life" / International exhibition series Portable Landscapes

The exhibition "Akademia: Performing Life" will look at narratives and themes springing from Akademia, a community and an alternative school that offered courses in dance, art and crafts, hosted an art gallery and a publishing house and staged theatre and dance pieces between the 1910s and 1970s in Paris.

6 February - 25 April

Children’s book exhibition "In the Magic Forest. Stories by ‘Fairytale Grandmother’ Margarita Stāraste"

Children’s book exhibition “In the Magic Forest. Stories by ‘Fairytale Grandmother’ Margarita Stāraste” has opened at National Library for Children and Young Adults of Korea.

10 February - 12 May

Latvia's Centenary Sports Games 55th Tournament of the Latvian Veterans & Seniors Sports Association: Winter/Spring Games

Latvians and members of the Latvian diaspora, aged 30 - 90+ years, are invited to participate in the Senior Games in six winter/spring categories and 24 summer categories.

13 February - 23 March

Jānis Avotiņš exhibition ŠVENTĖ

Vartai gallery is proud to present a solo show by the Latvian artist Jānis Avotiņš to coincide with the celebration of the centenary of the declaration of independence by the Baltic States.

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