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Riga to celebrate Sherlock Holmes’ birthday

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On Saturday, January 5, Riga will celebrate the birthday of the most famous detective in the world, Sherlock Holmes, with a diverse program of contests and events.

Organizers of the event welcome everyone to take part in the Sherlock Holmes walk, enjoy a cup of tea with Mrs. Hudson on Baker Street (Jauniela in Old Riga), or even bring your dog to the Baskerville dog show at Dome Square.

A list of notable events that should not be missed:

13:00-15:00: the traditional Sherlock Holmes walk from the city centre to Old Riga. The contest for participants will be held in two categories:

The best Holmes:

All reproductions of the brilliant detective are allowed – those in filmography, books and individual, personal images. It is not mandatory to produce a costume that will follow the canon from A to Z. What is important is to use as many details as possible, so that it would be believable.

The best costume:

This contest will accept costumes of all notable characters of the story – ranging from Watson and the charismatic Professor Moriarty, to the lovable Mrs Hudson and “femme fatale” Irene Adler. Registration of participants is made in advance on holmes.lv, as well as on site. All participants are required to register their characters in order to candidate for the prize.

15:00-16:00 – English dog show

England is a dog loving country. Sir Conan Doyle described the four-legged companions in detail in all of his stories about Sherlock Holmes. The organizers decided to honour them too. The dog show will be held at Dome Square.

14:00-16:00 – Oatmeal, sir?

Traditional British meal – oatmeal with jam. Serviced by your faithful servant Berrimor. The event will take place at Dome Square.

17:00-18:00 – tea time with Mrs Hudson.

Café’s of Old Riga will offer all clients a classical tea pause at 17:00 – Five o’clock tea.

14:00-18:00 – retro photo show.

A photo session held in authentic interiors with all attributes of the time of Sherlock Holmes.

20:00 and onwards – evening events

The evening event program includes the screening of a film featuring a retrospective on Sherlock Holmes. Night clubs invite everyone to join parties in the style of Victorian England.

Souvenir shops will be open throughout the day in Old Riga; excursions will be held on notable filming locations. There will also be an interactive investigation game (organized by the Encaunter international extreme games network).

The time and finalized lists of events can change. All related information can be found at www.holmes.lv.

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