Rīga shines for four days in annual festival of light

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The light festival Staro Rīga has begun, taking place from November 18–21 with the motto “Light was called… in search of feeling at home in Latvia”. The central objects of the festival are the Cabinet of Ministers and the Old Church of St. Gertrude, while the most prominent of the objects this year will be the Freedom Monument, reported LSM's Latvian-language service Tuesday.

The festival features four light installation programmes and a copious number of light objects. Rīga is lit up on the evenings, from 6 PM to 11 PM.

The festival website (English) provides a map of the objects, along with descriptions that shed light on the authors' ideas about the shows.

The Cabinet of Ministers will be one of the central objects, onto which stories about the first nine Prime Ministers of Latvia from 1918 to 1940 will be projected. Visitors will be able to pass a test that will determine to which PM they're the most similar.

While onto the Old St. Gertrude Church the projection titled the Song of the Soul will be shown, accompanied by spiritual music.

The Freedom Monument will be lit up with a grandiose projection, accompanied by music.

Seven public transportation stops will invite the visitors to confess their love for Rīga in different languages.


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