Calendar of some of the brightest events
April is a time when the National Park ķemeri can observe thousands of waterfowl. Although Latvia for birds so rich that you can watch at any time of the year, even in winter.
From 6 to 9 April – Easter, which in Latvia is celebrated not only in the tradition of the Christian Church, but also as a beautiful celebration of spring with painting eggs, riding on swings and other fun traditions inherited from paganism.
From 11 to 19 April in Riga will be held for the 16th Baltic ballet festival.
April 20 at the Latvian national Opera will premiere ballet by Ludwig Minkus La bayadère, choreographed by Marius Petipa. “La Bayadere” is the only great classical ballet in Riga is not compromised, and it will be attended by almost all of the ballet troupe of the Latvian national Opera.
May 12 – opening Jurmala summer holiday season with a parade through the main street of the city and the vibrant cultural program.
May 19 – the Night of museums, when the whole of Latvia people don’t go to bed and rushing to the museums in this night are open for free.
On may 26 and 27 in the port city of liepāja will host a festival of crafts īvas ciems “Liv village” that combines ethical music, traditional culture, art, Handicrafts and tasting dishes.
26 and 27 may in the garden cēsis castle is an ancient Livonian festival with jousting tournaments, medieval fashion and entertainment.
On may 26 and 27 at the sports complex Mūsa in Bauska – stage of the European championship autocross, which is the largest event in the sport in the Baltic States.
2 and 3 June at the Ethnographic open air Museum in Riga, for the 42nd time the fair are invited hundreds of artisans from all regions of Latvia.
June 22 – “Green market” in Riga and in many other places of Latvia. June 23 – Midsummer, 24 June – the summer solstice or Midsummer. No other holiday in Latvia is not celebrated on such a scale as this. Cheese and foaming beer enjoy not only on every farm and in every city apartment, but also in public places such as Toride, on the embankment of the Daugava river in Riga, in the Ethnographic open air Museum and other places.
From 28 June to 2 July in the picturesque Sigulda concert will be given by well-known in Europe and worldwide, the Kremerata Baltica orchestra under the direction of Gidon Kremer.
From 5 to 10 July in Ikskile the river Daugava will host the international folklore festival Baltica 2012.
7 July – the feast of the main promenade of Jurmala – Jomas street, with fun activities for different age groups.
From 13 to 15 July in the city of romance and love Kuldiga – IDP extreme race on Aleksupite, water carnival, parade, Grand ball, etc.
On 13 and 14 July in Salacgriva will be the largest in the Baltic festival of rock music, pop music and art Positivus. The outdoor concerts by the sea, the impressive performances of their own and visiting stars, the spirit of the triumph of free thought – this will be remembered forever.
From 13 to 17 July in Kurzeme the city of Ventspils is expected international gathering of motorcyclists countries of the Baltic sea region Kurland Bike Meet.
Almost a month from 21 July to 12 August in the small coastal town of Cesis will be held for traditional arts festival, surprising synthesis of various types of professional artistic expression of the highest level.
From 19 to 22 July in the concert hall Dzintari (“Dzintari”) in the resort city of Jurmala 17th time will entertain Comedy show KVN.
On 22 and 23 July, the international music festival Summer Sound Liepāja, during which time on the beach on four stages will be dominated by a large musical variety of rock, hip-hop, ambient, etc.
From 26 to 29 July – the largest gathering of enthusiasts and professionals kitesurfing in the Baltics – Samsung Wave Kite Party 2012.
3 through August 5, the port city of Ventspils will be celebrating their holiday, decorating it with the International festival of flower carpets.
14 and 15 August, tens of thousands of Catholic pilgrims not only from Latvia but also from Lithuania, Poland and other countries, will gather in a small Latgale city Aglona to celebrate the feast of the ascension of the virgin Mary.
In September, as every year, will be two festival – Arsenāls (“Arsenal”) and Baltijas pearl (Baltic pearl), and fair in honor of the dedication, marking the approach of autumn and inviting to taste the new crop of vegetables and fruits.
On 29 September after the summer vacation working season will resume the Riga Russian theatre of a name of Michael Chekhov, whose repertoire – drama of Russian and foreign classics and contemporary authors, for example, the play popular Latvian writer of the young generation of Inga Abele “Noble blood”.
In October in Riga expected annual festival of Russian theatrical art “Golden mask”.
For more than two months, since mid-October, the new art Museum “Riga Bourse” you can see a wide panorama of Russian art of the United Baltic collection of Russian art.
A number of music festivals of different genres, which each month will please the listeners, at the end of the year will complete the international winter music festival Winterfest in Riga.
Special “twist” in November is a traditional festival of light “Staro Riga” (“Shine, Riga”), and in December – Christmas markets the aroma piparkukas and mulled wine, and held by the artists of the Festival of Christmas trees in the capital of our country.