During restoration work in Culture Ministry’s building, experts unexpectedly discovered fragments of unique paintwork by Julijs Madernieks.
Money seems to disappear at an alarming pace when shopping right before Christmas. Janis Dambergs, head of DNB Bank’s everyday services category confirms that volumes of card transactions always tend to increase considerably in December. In January, on the other hand, they tend to decrease just as sharply.
On Tuesday, 6 December, the Bank of Latvia will release a new 5 euro silver collector coin «Christmas Battles».
Irish Days in Latvia will be celebrated in Latvia next week with all kinds of cultural and entertainment events. The goal of this celebration is to promote ancient and modern Irish traditions and further deepen relations between Latvia and Ireland.
26 November marked the opening of the traditional Christmas market in Old Riga. More than one hundred local craftsmen, farmers and traders will be offering goods to residents and guests of Riga all the way until 8 January.
Because the Advent Sunday is no longer far away, it would be worth visiting one of the Christmas markets in Europe – it is possible to find special gifts, enjoy great meals, listen to Christmas carols and take in the festive atmosphere.
On Advent Sunday, 27 November, residents and guests to Riga are invited to come to Dome Square, where the festive Christmas tree will be lit up at 17:00.
BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during November 21-27
52% of Latvia’s residents plan to spend upwards to EUR 20 on the festive meal to celebrate the national holiday. 36% plan to spend EUR 21-40 and 9% of residents intend to spend EUR 41-60 on the meal, according to results of a survey conducted by Maxima Latvija.
Antarctica is a 14 million m2 large desert, where wind speed often reaches 200 m/h, air temperature often drops as far as -73° C and the air is as dry as it is in the Sahara Desert. Scientists working in Antarctica live as though they are on a space station. This is how dangerous this place truly is.
On Tuesday, 15 November, the Bank of Latvia will release a two euro coin dedicated to Vidzeme. This coin, featuring Vidzeme’s coat of arms, will be one of the bank’s contributions to the country’s 100th jubilee.
Calendar of cultural events in Lithuania. XI International Slavic Folk Festival «Pokrovskije Kolokola»
BNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week during November 14-20
November is a month of patriotism for Latvia. There are many events organized to reflect the mood and commemorate the bravery of Latvian troops in their fight for freedom.
According to an American study, spending six hour asleep over a course of two weeks, force a person’s mental and physical abilities to decline to a level equal to a state after spending 48 hours awake. But how does a person’s body react to being kept awake for two days straight and dangerous it is for health? An experiment was conducted in Latvia in autumn this year to find out.
The red planet has always been a fascinating object for scientists and writers. Mankind has been dreaming of visiting Mars for at least 70 years. Fortunately, technologies have reached a point when such a trip may be possible.