The Jūrmala City Council auctioned off the summer house on 4 Salacas Street, known as Pēperkoku Cottage, that used to belong to Latvian poetry legends Rainis and Aspazija for a starting price of almost 39,000 euros, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on February 26.
Restoration and modernisation of the historic Great Guild building in Rīga's Old Town will cost around 6.56 million euros, according to the State Real Estate (VNĪ) body overseeing the project, reported LSM's Latvian language service February 24.
The XXI International Mask Tradition Festival was held on February 15 and 16 in Līvāni, and this year the festival gathered 25 masked groups from Latvia, as well as guests from Belarus, Lithuania, Russia, Estonia and Cameroon, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on February 18.
In Latvia this weekend? Want something to do? Here you are.
Amateur collective shows have begun in preparation for the 2020 Latvian School Youth Song and Dance Festival, which will be held from July 6-12, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on February 13.
The weekend is the Latvian pagan holiday called Metenis, so celebrate the beginning of the new year with events for all ages! Here are a few events both indoors and outdoors to help you kick off the new year with family, friends or loved ones.
Stuck for something to do in Latvia this weekend? You shouldn't be, there's plenty happening!
Another weekend presents some more opportunities to get out and about and absorb some culture in Latvia.
More than 30 jazz performers from 17 countries around the world have applied to take part in this year's international jazz talent competition Riga Jazz Stage 2020, which will take place from April 2 to 4 this year at the Splendid Palace cinema in Riga, organizers said January 24.
An online “Golden Foundation of Dance” has been created to catalogue 55 of the most important Latvian folk dances created from 1933 - 2008, according to Latvian Television's cultural news broadcast “Kultūras ziņas” on January 23.
Latvia has no shortage of festivals scheduled to take place in 2020. Here is a selection of some of the best to mark in your diary over the coming months.
Women filmmakers from Latvia, Sweden and Estonia are being invited to apply for a residency program at the Rucka Art Foundation in Cēsis, which is offering the place in collaboration with other art institutions in those countries.
The “Ars Moriendi” festival, which will be held in the spring at the University of Latvia and include an international scientific conference as well as a cultural programme, will take on various unpopular topics associated with ageing and death in western society, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on January 17.
The last songs and performers in contention to be Latvia's 2020 Eurovision entry are known.
In a claim that is difficult to independently verify but undoubtedly correct, a popular online blogger from Algeria has nominated the small town of Cēsis in northern Latvia as the best city in Europe.
The names of the performers fighting it out in a battle royale to become Latvia's 2020 Eurovision entry have been released to the general public.
We've all had plenty of sitting around and eating and drinking over the holidays, so now it's time to get up, go out and do something active this weekend! Whether by yourself, with family or with friends, Latvia has plenty of events on offer this weekend. Here are a few fun activities you should definitely check out.
The 2020 Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert will take place under the baton of Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons in the Musikverein in Vienna.
Visitors at the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia celebrated the shortest day of the year by dragging the Yule log and observing other Latvian traditions, Latvian Television reported on December 22.
Here are a few more suggestions for things to do this weekend in Latvia.
A new, modern depository for storing the national treasures of four Latvian museums was opened on December 11 on Pulka Street, Rīga, according to Latvian Radio.
December 11 sees a conference taking place at the Pullman Riga Old Town Hotel in Rīga in which participants will discuss the ways in which Latvia marked its centenary in 2018 and the ways in which the centenary will continue to be marked in future.
One good thing about Latvia is that your never far from a worthwhile cultural happening. Here are a trio of weekend possibilities for you.
Historians have uncovered a hundred-year old collection of once traditional metal funeral wreaths in the Jaunrauna Chapel attic, historian Andris Grīnbergs told Latvian Television on November 30.
At the age of 76, the outstanding orchestral conductor Mariss Jansons has passed away, reported Latvian Radio 3 "Klasika" December 1, following foreign media reports that Jansons passed away on November 30 at his home in St. Petersburg.