Capital cities of the Baltic States named among 5 best destinations to welcome 2012

  • 2011-12-30
  • TBT Staff

Argophilia Travel News has named its favorite Eastern European cities to celebrate 2012: Riga, Tallinn, Prague, Debrecen and Vilnius.

Rigawas named one of Eastern Europe’s best due to its spectacular fireworks, live concerts and shows; Tallinn was praised for its artistic celebration program, and Vilnius – for its unique Flag Day tradition marked on Jan. 1, informs LETA.

“Riga (Latvia) holds a New Year’s Eve fireworks event next to the Freedom Monument (…) There are many events – live concerts, shows, handicrafts market – before midnight, when the fireworks will light the sky,” writes Argophilia.

“Tallinn (Estonia) concludes 2011 with a unique artistic celebration: the Estonia Ball 2011 at the National Opera. Traditional food and drinks accompany the event, which will feature the National Symphony Orchestra, soloist Marilin Kongo and DJ Aivar Havi from Club Colombinas. Guests will enjoy dancing in the unique atmosphere of the theater. (…)”

“Vilnius (Lithuania) celebrates more than just the New Year on Jan. 1: this is Lithuania’s Flag Day, since 1919, when the Lithuanian tricolor was first raised on the castle tower on Gediminas’ Hill. Aside traditional concerts, and fireworks at midnight, you can see the changing on the flag the next day, and assist at various national celebrations,” noted Argophilia’s experts.