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Lithuania and Latvia celebrate Baltic Unity Day

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThis year marks 15 years since Lithuania and Latvian parliaments declared 22 September the Baltic Unity Day. Joint celebration of this day, with officials from both countries coming together, is one of the initiatives to cultivate cooperation and solidarity between Latvian and Lithuania.

In honour of this occasion, a joint meeting of Latvian and Lithuanian governments will be organized in Rokiškis, Lithuania, on Friday, 19 September. The next day, there will be traditional Baltic Unity Day festivities organized in Rokiškis. Parliamentary speakers, members of inter-parliamentary work groups and ambassadors from Latvia and Lithuania will take part in these festivities.

The programme of events for the Baltic Unity Day has a wide range of attractions, including an exhibition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of restoration of independence in Lithuania and Latvia, a game show for children, a fair and a weapons exhibition organized by Jotvingis as part of Lithuanian-Latvian cross-border cooperation programme.

On Sunday, 20 September, there will be a festive ceremony dedicated to the opening of a monument to King Mindaugas and Queen Martha, as reported by Lithuanian embassy in Latvia.

Lithuanian and Latvian culture ministers and clergy of the two countries’ Catholic Church will take part in the opening ceremony.

The opening of the monument to King Mindaugas and Queen Martha in Aglona is part of efforts to preserve Lithuania’s national heritage and emphasize shared roots and unity between Latvia and Lithuania, note organizers.

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