Cultural Programme

#mindpower: Rainis and Aspazija end their video journey in Romania

With the end of the first Latvian Presidency of the EU Council, the half-year-long trip through Europe of the #mindpower short film project dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Latvian poets Rainis...

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Whistlers

"People love being close to birds because they remind them what it was like in paradise," the artist Kurts Fridrihsons once beautifully said. New owner of the bird, be happy with the bird in your pocket!

Every svilpaunieks I decorated with a traditional Latvian symbol. Their variety reflects our rich culture. Let my starling svilpaunieks be its messenger to the world!

Similar to Latvians, my svilpaunieks is modest but strong and unique. It's a child of nature and you can even hear it in its song when it brings the light and scares away the darkness.

I am svilpaunieks - a rooster from the Vidzeme Highlands' city Madona. The legend tells the tale of the city's name originating from the word "wake up" (modināt) and earlier the only wakeup call came from the rooster. So, in keeping with the tradition I wake up people for a new day, new tasks and challenges.

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