Riga to mark November 18 Independence Day with festive events, concerts, fireworks

  • 2019-11-18
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvia's 101st anniversary will be marked in Riga today with a flower-laying ceremony, a military parade, various concerts and a fireworks display, Indra Vilde, a representative of the city council's education, culture and sports department, told LETA.

The program of festive events will begin in the morning of November 18 with an ecumenical service in Riga Cathedral, followed by a flower-laying ceremony by the Freedom Monument.

Later, a military parade featuring units of the National Armed Forces, law enforcement agencies and foreign military contingent will take place on the November 11 Embankment.

In the evening, President Egils Levits will deliver an address to the nation at a festive event by the Freedom Monument.

Traditional mass singing of the Latvian national anthem and a fireworks display will take place on the November 11 Embankment at 9 p.m.