Latvia’s centenary


Information for tourists

The centenary celebrations will involve a series of processes and events between 2017 and 2021 to accent the essence of Latvia’s statehood, its history, the prerequisites for statehood, and the events that helped to establish the Latvian state.

The key to the celebration will be the participation and self-initiative of the people of Latvia in organising the festivities.  We are all the people of Latvia, each and every one of us as representatives and defenders of our professions and our interest groups.  Come and join in the fun!

A full calendar of open events for the centenary of the Latvian state can be found at centenary news.

On the way to Latvia’s centenary, we at Baltic Country Holidays have produced a new tour map inviting to travel along 7 routes of Latvia’s Statehood: the Baltic’s Road, the Freedom’s Road, the Mara’s Road, the Liv’s Road, the Daugava’s Road, the Jacob’s Road, the Light’s Road. The routes will allow you to learn about aspects of Latvia’s history, personalities, places and events that facilitated the establishment of the state and the emergence of its national identity.  

The publication includes a map with the 7 routes marked and briefly described, 80 attractions along the routes and 85 open farms that hold the sign Latvian Heritage.

The 7 Routes of Latvia’s Statehood have been developed within the programme for celebration of the centenary of Latvia as a state. The key message of the centenary celebration is „I am Latvia” focusing on people as the core value of the state. They shape today’s life in the country and, together with their young generation, they lay foundations for the future.

The map is available at the office of „Lauku ceļotājs”, 40 Kalnciema str. (3rd floor), Riga (week days at 09:00 – 17:00).

Pdf version of the map.

Languages: Latvian, Russian, English, German.

The project is supported by State Culture Capital Foundation.