Latvians abroad invited to join «Patriots Week»

Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Latvian Institute (LI), a state organization responsible for promoting the country overseas, is calling on Latvians worldwide to take part in their 'Patriots Week' project from 11 to 18 November, to jointly mark the Lāčplēsis Day and Latvia’s Independence Day.

"In honor of the holidays, the Latvian Institute will launch a series of articles and photographs on its Facebook account “Kaut kas mīļš no Latvijas” highlighting the history of the Latvian state and the selfless patriotism of its founders while inviting to look at the present day perspective of heroism and patriotism," a release about the project says.

"The series of materials has been devised to promote the significance of national holidays and inspire ideas for a heartfelt celebration," it adds.

Throughout Patriots Week, everyone is also encouraged to wear ribbon pins in the colours of the Latvian national flag. The MFA has sent 6,000 meters of ribbon to diaspora organisations and weekend schools worldwide, which can be used to make ribbon pins for distributing among the members of the Latvian community.

Latvians living abroad are also invited to create their national holiday photo galleries in social media with the hashtag #patriotunedela.

Information about the Patriots Week will also be published in English on the LI Facebook account “If you like Latvia, Latvia likes you” and the official portal Latvia.eu. Members of the diaspora are invited to follow updates on the LI communication channels and share the information.

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