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The Culture Capital bids farewell

Another year has come to a close and Riga has reluctantly passed on its coveted title as Culture Capital of Europe to Plzeň in the Czech Republic and Mons in Belgium. So what will Riga do after the party’s over? Don’t worry. Rigans won’t be crying in their beer this January. They’re too busy hosting foreign dignitaries at the new National Library as Latvia is now 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. 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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