Re­gional cul­ture fes­ti­val ded­i­cated to Latvia’s Cen­te­nary to take place in Ire­land

The Baltic Times - - BALTICS - BNS/TBT Staff

A re­gional cul­ture fes­ti­val in Europe ded­i­cated to Latvia’s Cen­te­nary will take place in Ire­land from April 28 to May 1, of­fer­ing vis­i­tors an op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in a unique event start­ing the Way of Lat­vian Flag ini­tia­tive, the Euro­pean Lat­vian As­so­ci­a­tion (ELA) an­nounced.

A Lat­vian na­tional flag wo­ven spe­cially for the cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tions and a book of mes­sages will travel to the Lat­vian peo­ple around the world be­fore the Cen­te­nary of Latvia. The flag will ar­rive in Ire­land from Canada.

The cul­ture fes­ti­val in Ire­land will fea­ture var­i­ous mas­ter-classes and build­ing a replica of Latvia’s iconic Free­dom Mon­u­ment from var­i­ous nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als. For the first time, the fes­ti­val will in­clude the White Table­cloth cel­e­bra­tion, which will sym­bol­i­cally launch the of­fi­cial cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tions in Europe.

The fes­ti­val’s pro­gram also in­cludes the pre­sen­ta­tion of a story quilt of Ire­land’s Lat­vians. Af­ter the cul­ture fes­ti­val in Ire­land, the story quilt will travel to Latvia where tex­tile artist Janta Meza will stitch it to the Story Quilt of Lat­vians from all over the world.

Other events planned as part of the cul­ture fes­ti­val in­clude a night of Lat­vian mu­sic at the Czech Inn, choir and dance re­hearsals, an ELA sem­i­nar, crafts fairs, a fes­tive pro­ces­sion and a gala con­cert. The fes­ti­val will end with a church ser­vice.

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