Riga Wintering


On 15 February, between 17.00 pm and 22.00 pm, the festival “Riga Wintering 2014” will take place at Esplanade. Participants will have the chance to walk along six paths of activities, based on the unusual stories about Riga (Rīgas stāsti) by writer Sergejs Timofejevs and artist Reinis Petersons about the Riga Channel Beaver, the Black Cat, Big Christopher (Lielais Kristaps), Petergailis (the rooster on St.Peter`s Church steeple) and chimney sweepers. Suggestions for other new symbols of Riga will be accepted also. Performances of bands “Carnival Youth”, “Oranžās brīvdienas”, “Pulsa efekts” and Goran Gora will take place on the “Riga Wintering 2014” stage. The concert programme will be concluded by the performance of the band “Bermudu divstūris”.

Thematic division: Riga Carnival

Begins : 15.02.2014 15:00

Ends: 15.02.2014 20:00


  • Esplanade

Form of event:

  • Event
  • Performance art

Category of event:

  • Participation of the public
  • Street art
  • Sport

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

Year 2013 saw the realization of the pilot project of Riga Wintering located on Basteja Hill featuring interactive playing with the most popular traditional and new symbols of Riga. In 2014, it will be further developed as a carnival with its basic regular structure, visual image and symbol of the year – the beaver of Riga Channel. “Riga Wintering” includes open art workshops, mind games and the opportunity for the participants to learn the symbols of Riga through these activities, which, as it turns out, can tell so much new about Riga.

Web address: http://riga2014.org/ziemosanas



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