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Sites of historical events

Date: 8-10 September 2017

The year of 2017 marks the beginning of centenary celebrations of the Republic of Latvia which will reach its culmination in 2018 and last for five years. The European Heritage Days in Latvia will contribute to celebration by bringing in spotlight sites of historical events – heritage sites and objects related to significant events and outstanding personalities on an international, national or county level . This category of cultural monuments demonstrates, perhaps most directly, that cultural heritage does not only comprise old buildings, paintings, sculptures, rocks, and discoveries. Our cultural heritage is the story of us, of human beings, our quality of life, and our values; it is a conversation about our future. It is through our heritage that we discover who we are, what we have accomplished, what we are capable of, and what we can expect in the future. Our cultural heritage gives us a foundation for understanding and discussion, and creates a bridge between history and people, between cultures, traditions, and beliefs

The European Heritage Days in Latvia are coordinated by State Inspection for Heritage Protection and supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation.

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