On Saturday, 17 October 2020, from 12.00 to 16.00, the International Nations’ Friendship Festival will take place at the Baltic International Academy (Lomonosova iela 1/ 4, Riga). All interesents and those close to Eastern culture are invited to visit a four-hour glorious and diverse programme.
At the beginning of the festival, from 12.00 to 13.00, the visitors are invited to watch the demonstrations of Turkish ebru artists and to participate in masterclasses, drawing and painting on the surface of the water.
At 13.00 a glamorous concert will start designed as a parade of different nations’ cultural values. Songs and dances – similar and different – will allow you to realise the essential that permeates every nation’s culture and traditions. The concert will be attended by representatives of different nations – Tartars, Bashkirs, Yakuts, Turks, Georgians, Kabardians, Jews, Latvians, Estonians, Cossacks, Indians, and others, presenting the visitors their folk melodies and dance footsteps. Both, folk and modern music will sound, dance groups and individual artists will perform. The concert will be accompanied by gnostic contests in which everyone will be able to check their knowledge of geography, history, culture and get a delicious surprise award.
At the end of the festival at 15.00 the visitors will be able to indulge in the magic of taste – tasting the surprises of national kitchens.
During the whole event, a wide variety of national costumes and masterclasses will be available, with a view to the culture, traditions, and crafts of different nations. During the event, the exhibition of the Traditional Applied Art Studio “Rīdze” (leader Maris Maninsh) will be open.
In parallel to the cultural programme, the foreigners living in Latvia are invited to take advantage of the opportunity and to receive free advice on social and legal issues from professional lawyers – consultants of the Information Centre for Immigrants.
The participation in the festival is for free! All the interesents are welcome!
The festival is supported by the Baltic International Academy, in its’ organising, activities and information distribution the Riga higher education institutions and student self-governments have been involved.
The International Nations’ Friendship Festival is the event of the project “Integration ABC – 3”. The project „Integration ABC– 3” within the Refuge, Migration and Integration Fund implements the society „Cooperation Platform” in cooperation with the organisation “Shelter “Safe House””. Project is co-financed by the European Union. Grant agreement No. PMIF/8/2019/2/01.
For more information:
Festival’s initiator and coordinator Ramil Kadyrov
Phone: +371 26705808
Project Manager Lauma Celma,