The events will provide both spiritual and ethnic/traditional atmosphere in the city's parks, squares, churches, and culture centers and will last until April 10.
On April 6, Good Friday, the University of Latvia Brass Band will perform a concert "Music for Good Friday" at St. Martin's Church at 1 p.m. At 7 p.m., the State Choir "Latvija", the Riga Chamber Choir "Ave Sol", the Professional Symphonic Band "Riga" and solo singers Sonora Vaice and Ingus Petersons will star in a "Good Friday Concert" at St John's Church.
At 9 p.m., the Baroque Choir "Collegium Choro Musici Riga", the Baroque Orchestra "Collegium Musicum Riga" and soloists Sergejs Jegers, Maija Tutova, Janis Kirsis will perform Bach's "St Luke Passion" at St. Gertrude New Church.
Many events will be held on April 8, Easter Sunday, as well. Everybody, especially families with children, will be welcome to participate in "Easter celebration in Mezaparks" from noon to 4 p.m. In this picturesque suburb of Riga, all merrymakers will be able to play games with folklore ensembles, take part in egg-cracking duels, ride on the large swings and visit the traditional arts and crafts fair. Folklore ensembles "Grodi", "Kokle", "Berendeka", the Riga Dance Club, "Kukaraga" and others will also be part of the festivities in Mezaparks.
The Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum will also offer various Easter activities - from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 8 and from noon to 5 p.m. on April 9. Various folklore ensembles will help to become familiar with national Easter traditions, the museum's food and crafts fair and participate in a variety of games.
On April 9, the Riga Culture Center "Ilguciems" will hold an event - "In the Circle of the Sun". Riga's "Spridisa skola", folklore ensemble "Laiksne", dance groups "Latve", "Dejotprieks", "Marite", vocal ensemble "Ildzeni" and the band "Hagenskalna muzikanti" will provide the entertainment.