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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUCelebrating the 97th anniversary of the day of proclamation of the Republic of Latvia, Riga has prepared a special programme of festive events, which includes flower laying ceremony at the Freedom Monument, military parade, festive event at the Freedom Monument, all kinds of concerts, singing of Latvia’s national anthem on the 11 November Waterfront and fireworks.

The morning will begin with an ecumenical service at Riga Dome Cathedral. After that, residents and guests to the capital are welcome to come to the Freedom Monument, where flowers will be carried. Later in the day there will be a joint military parade featuring National Armed Forces and forces of the Interior Affairs Ministry’s units at the 11 November Waterfront. In the evening, people are invited to come to the Freedom Monument again. A concert will be held there with performances by Riga Orchestra, ‘Kamēr…’ Youth Choir, an instrumental group, soloists Jolanta Strikaite and Juris Jope. President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis will read a speech at 20:00. Traditional singing of Latvia’s national anthem and fireworks will be held at 11 November Waterfront at 21:00, as reported by Riga City Council.

In addition to these events, there will be all kinds of concerts in cultural centres, churches, the city centre and other places. Riga Congress Hall will host the ‘Visapkārt zeme zied’ concert, where the audience will have a chance to meet Raimonds Pauls, Marija Berzina, Kristine Praulina, Inga Slubovska-Kancevica, Gundars Grasbergs and Daumants Kalnins. The Small Guild cultural hall will host performances by Miervaldis Jencs, Nauris Puntulis and Guntars Rungis. The Large Guild, on the other hand, will host a concert by joint symphony orchestra of Riga School of Music and Daumants Kalnins.

Special events will also be held in museums and exhibition centres all around Riga.

Staro Rīga 2015 will begin on 8 November and will last until 21 November.

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