RIGA - Riga will mark the day of the restoration of Latvia’s independence on May 4 with a diverse program of festive events, which includes musical performances by the Freedom Monument, a Latvian film marathon and a parade of national costumes, representatives of the local authority informed LETA.
The events planned by the Freedom Monument in downtown Riga include creation of a composition Floral Latvia, a solemn flower-laying ceremony and a parade and concert of Latvian schools’ brass bands.
On the May 4 public holiday, people are also invited to Freedom Square in front of the Freedom Monument to listen to performances by Latvia’s choirs during the day and the concert Singing Resolution in the evening.
A festive event in Vermanes Park will include performances by children’s dance groups, choirs, the Home Guard Orchestra, folk musicians and other artists. Visitors will also be able to participate in creative, sports and exploratory workshops in the park.
One of the events planned in Riga’s City Hall Square includes a magnificent parade of Latvia’s traditional costumes, which is scheduled to start at 1:20 p.m. and end in Freedom Square.
A photo orienteering competition, exhibitions, free-microphone discussions, an outdoor film show and an improvisational theater performance will take place in Ziedondarzs Park.
On May 4, public transport in Riga will be free of charge.