On Friday, February 24, all day, a candle-making campaign takes place opposite the Russian Embassy near the Congress House. All are invited to come with wax or used candles to melt them into long-burning candles to be sent to Ukrainian soldiers. The workshop is organized by the Ukrainian-Latvian friendship (Latvijas un Ukrainas draudzība) association.
On Saturday, February 25, 12:00-17:00 Ukrainas brīvībai (For Ukraine's freedom) all-day concert is being staged in Rīga outside the Congress House – directly opposite the Russian Embassy – with dozens of artists showing solidarity with Ukraine as it marks a year of defending itself from Russian aggression. During the concert, donations will be open for the charity platform Ziedot.lv's initiative "Light for Ukraine!" The funds will be channeled for the purchase of energy-efficient light and heat sources for Ukrainian citizens.
The concert will be livestreamed on LTV1 and on LSM.
On Friday, February 24, evening, a 'Tribute to Ukraine' concert takes place at the renovated Rīga Circus. The concert lasts from 21:00 to 23:05 and will also be livestreamed on LTV1 and LSM.
For those perhaps closer to Latgale than to Rīga, a large concert for Ukrainian support will also take place in Rēzekne, Festivāla Park, on February 24 starting 18:00. Ukrainian and Latvian songs will be sung. People are invited to come with candles.
At the opposite end of the country, Liepāja, a Ukrainian community evening will take place at the Great Amber Concert Hall on February 24 starting 17:00. Music and an exhibit opening are expected.
Closer to the Estonian border, in Valmiera, a 'support event' takes place February 24 from 16:00 to 20:00 by the Valmiera Culture Center. The event will include a bonfire, Ukrainian songs, and making camouflage nets for Ukrainian soldiers.
These are just a few of the events taking place for Ukrainian support – you can certainly check out some of the smaller ones closer to home. We can only add: Slava Ukraini!