What a time to go leaf-watching
With record warm temperatures slated for the weekend and the fall in full color, there's seldom been a better time for leaf peeping.
Latvians dance all over New York
A pair of young Latvian folk dancers have produced an enjoyable video of them performing a traditional dance all over New York city.
First 'Balts award' winner named
The first ever Balts Award from the Latvian and Lithuanian Foreign Ministriesha been won by professor and linguist Laimute Balode.
National Film Award nominees named
The films Bille, Foam at the Mouth, Homo Novus, The Criminal Excellence Fund as well as The Mover have been nominated as the best feature films for the annual Lielais Kristaps film award, organizers told the press October 3.
Rīga IFF announces full program
The Rīga International Film Festival (Rīga IFF) has announced its full program: a total 180 films will be screened, divided across 12 thematic groups, from October 18-31. In addition to the usual locations - the Kino Bize, Splendid Palace, and K Suns cinemas on Elizabetes street - this year screenings will also take place at the National Library of Latvia.
Hungarian days are coming in October
The Embassy of Hungary in Latvia has announced that the annual "Hungarian Days" cultural festival will take place for the 4th time throughout October.
Occupation Museum being rebuilt
On September 13 a capsule was deposited with a message to the following generations, marking the start of the reconstruction of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia in Old Rīga, the Skonto Būve construction company told the press.
Documentary to compete for Academy Award
This year, veteran filmmaker Ivars Seleckis’ documentary To Be Continued has been selected as Latvia’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category, Kristine Matisa, a representative of the National Film Center, told LETA.
Latvian Song and Dance Celebration highlight: Māra's land
Today's highlight from the program of this year's XXVI Song and XVI Dance festival was an easy pick: a spectacular evening of dance at Daugava stadium on Rīga that saw more than 18,000 dancers of all ages in an astonishing display of coordination, choreography and camaraderie under the title "Māras zeme" (Māra's land).
Latvian Song and Dance Celebration reaches its climax
Five years of hard work will reach a stunning climax Saturday and Sunday for thousands of singers and dancers, plus many thousands more spectators as the final events of the XXVI Latvian Song and XVI Dance Celebration draws to a close.
Latvia's folk costumes to the fore
One of the elements giving the Latvian Song and Dance Celebration its character is the universal use of folk costume and in this area, as in song and dance, prizes are awarded and outstanding achievements recognized.