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Bērnu un jauniešu talantu konkurss trešo reizi Īrijā notiks 18. oktobrī

Gada jaukākais notikums latviešu bērniem Īrijā  - 3. Latviešu bērnu un jauniešu Īrijā talantu konkurss “Protu? Protu!” – notiks 18. oktobrī, plkst.13.00 Portadown town hall, Portadown, Īrijā.

Programmā paredzēts gan konkurss trīs vecuma kategorijās (jaunākā, vidējā un jauniešu gru...

The Road to Latvian Citizenship

A week ago I voted for the first time as a Latvian citizen. I can’t put into words the satisfying feeling of completing my first official civic duty. I’ve always felt that political participation (even if only by voting) is one of the top tools to use to make an impact on society around you. N...

Tribute to Šverns, Godfather of Latvian Indie Music

Though perhaps not reaching similar commercial heights as other popular Latvian artists, the band Baložu pilni pagalmi, in their long and prolific career (having just released their 10th studio album – Stacija mums in 2014) the group became one of the most significant and influential bands in ...

New book by Canadian-Latvian author Berzins

Canadian-Latvian author Ilze Bērziņš, author of Happy Girl,  A True Love Story and a number of murder mysteries, is about to release her new book, Silver Shoes. The book is Bērziņš’  first “medical mystery” and narrates how she hopes to overcome a common ailment in our aging ...

New Baltic Way Commemorative Coin

August 23, 1989, saw one of the most memorable and inspiring events in recent Baltic history. Approximately two million residents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined hands to form a human chain, called Baltijas ceļš (The Baltic Way), linking the capitals of the three Baltic States – Tallin...

More Surprises Than Anticipated in Latvia’s Election Results

Latvia’s 12th Saeima (Parliament) elections on October 4 brought some unexpected results, while maintaining the dominance of present coalition parties. Although the election was fought in dramatic circumstances with Russia’s invasions of Ukraine and growing threats to the Baltic countries, man...