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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.

Līgi svinības pie ugunskura/ Līgo celebration in Latvia
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Culture and traditions in Latvia

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Cultural sites in Latvia

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Unique museums in Latvia

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Muzeji Rīgā
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Museums in Riga

Looking for some cultural activity in Riga? One of your options is to visit a museum! Here is a list of some museums worth visiting if you...
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...
Dziesmu un deju svētki/ Latvian Song and Dance  Festival
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Nationwide Latvian Song and Dance Festival

Have you planned to visit Latvia and want to know what is the one and true celebration that radiates real Latvianness? Of course, this is...
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.
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...
Last updated: 
30.03.2022