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Culture

With Latvia being located on the crossroads between Western and Eastern cultures, and having a history of tumultuous developments, it is clear that foreign nations have left significant footprints in Latvia.

Latvians continue to observe the traditions of their ancestors – culture embedded in Latvian folklore that is best experienced during the Summer Solstice or "Jani" holiday, and the massive Song and Dance festivals, as well as through traditional crafts and handiwork, events organised by museums, and a lot of other activities.

Those who enjoy music and performing arts will enjoy major opera festivals in Riga and Sigulda, and a large number of various concerts and festivals across the country.

Foto no Daugavpils Skrošu rūpnīcas arhīva
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Unique museums in Latvia

Seeking answers to life’s big questions? You may find some of them at some special museums in Latvia. That’s if you’re interested in...
Muzeji Rīgā
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Museums in Riga for a rainy day

Autumn is known for its changing weather. The sun is out one moment, only to be swallowed up by clouds the next - and clouds often mean...
Latvian National Opera and Ballet
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Latvian National Opera and Ballet

Taking in one of the productions at the Latvian National Opera and Ballet, you can expect top-class classical opera, modern opera and...
Latvian National Museum of Art
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Latvian National Museum of Art

The collection of the largest art museum in Latvia comprises more than 52 thousand works by Baltic and Russian painters and sculptors.
Mittens
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Folklore and Customs

Latvia is proud of its rich heritage of folklore and folk customs that cannot be encountered anywhere else. A significant part of the...
Song and Dance Celebration
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Song and Dance Celebration

Every five years, for one week. This is the time frame for THE main event in Latvian cultural life - the Nationwide Latvian Song and Dance...
Exciting objects of industrial heritage
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Exciting objects of industrial heritage

Industrial heritage is a part of Latvia's cultural heritage, which tells you about the development of industrial technologies, working...
Cēsis Medieval Castle
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European Destinations of Excellence

The initiative “European Destinations of Excellence”, internationally known under the acronym EDEN, gains an increasing prominence.
Last updated: 
03.11.2021