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The Culture Capital bids farewell

Another year is drawing to a close and Riga will reluctantly pass on its coveted title as Culture Capital of Europe to Plzeň in the Czech Republic and Mons in Belgium, but not before hosting the biggest film festival the Baltic States have ever seen. So what will Riga do after the party’s over? Don’t worry. Rigans won’t be crying in their beer this January. They’ll be too busy hosting foreign dignitaries at the new National Library as Latvia will be the President of the European Council until the end of June 2015. A number of special events will also be part of being at the head of Europe’s table for half a year. The most wonderful time of the year is also fast approaching, so if you’d like to absorb some holiday cheer, then take a stroll through Old Riga’s Christmas markets and fill up on mulled wine and gingerbread cookies. Riga’s Christmas season also lasts until the end of Orthodox celebrations, so you can keep ho-ho-hoing well into January. The team at Riga In Your Pocket wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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