2014 European Capitals of Culture

Discussion in 'Latvia' started by 007bonny, Dec 30, 2013.

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  1. 007bonny

    007bonny New Member

    if you didn't know, 2014 European Capitals of Culture will be Riga in Latvia and Umea in Sweden. Among other celebrations, Riga will celebrate 500 years of the printed book and Umea will celebrate the exploration of the region's Sami culture (lapland region of Finland).
     
  2. Airremox

    Airremox New Member

    it's a pity Latvia wasn't nominated last year when I was there. The Latvian National Opera was awesome and the Museum of Natural History was astounding. If you can go to Latvia, do it in June during the summer solstice..tons of Latvian folk music and dancing to be enjoyed!
     
  3. Felipemoreno

    Felipemoreno New Member

    Chain of Booklovers

    Don’t miss the “Chain of Booklovers,†in which tens of thousands of Latvians will line up hand-in-hand to pass hundreds of books down a distance of nearly two miles in Riga.
     

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