The annual ''Staro Rīga'' (Riga Shines) illumination festival will celebrate its tenth birthday on November 18 as Latvia celebrates its own 99th birthday.
As always, there'll be fireworks at the November 11 embankment on Saturday, and Riga will be generally teeming with energy as everyone goes out to celebrate.
Latvia's birthday on LTV
Latvian Television is broadcasting the most important events of the country's birthday party. The highlight will arguably be the celebratory concert at 17.25 tomorrow - tune in online HERE.
Finnish poetry in glass and silver
Meanwhile Finland is already celebrating its centenary. For the event, Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) - a Finnish design icon, will appear for the first time in Latvia, offering visitors the unique opportunity to get acquainted with the master's extensive work from the Finnish Museum of Glass (Riihimäki), and from the private collection of Kyösti Kakkonen.
It's on show at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Old Riga and it's open on Sunday.