The first concert of Romanian pianist Oana Dinea in Latvia “People on the Way”
In her concerts, pianist Oana Dinea tries to break down the barriers between the artist and the listener. It is equally important for her to let her story be heard in both music and words as well as to establish real connection with the audience. At the end of 2022, the artist has released her first solo album, whose title “Oameni” means people in Romanian.
The program includes nocturnes and mazurkas by Fredric Chopin, musical moments by Franz Schubert, dances by the Spanish composer Isaak Albeniz and the Cuban composer Ignacio Cervantes, as well as Romanian and Latvian musical compositions.
After the concert, you will have the opportunity to talk with the pianist over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. The artist is fluent in Romanian, English, French and Spanish.
More information and tickets HERE
Frankofono film festival in Latvia
For the 11th year Frankofono film festival is open for the audience. Institute of France in Latvia together with Embassies from Romania, Canada, Switzerland, Slovakia, Moldova, Belgium offer film program themed “surprising” – reason to see it for the first time or to re-watch humour fullfilled films with positive spark!
This year Romanian film is “Untamed Romania”.
During March we welcom you to enjoy the movies, that are screened on site and online. For on-site screening, making reservation prior, we welcome you to Institute of France in Latvia, Cinema K-Suns, and Sigulda Culture Centre Devons.
For more information: https://www.institut-francais.lv/v_events/festival-du-film-francophone/#/
Timisoara, Romania – Capital of Culture of 2023
Built on the site of an ancient Roman fortress called Castrum Regium Themes, Timisoara is the largest city in western Romania. The charm of Timisoara, a city settled on River Bega, lies in its distinct architectural character, ample green spaces and vibrant cultural life. Frequently referred to as “Little Vienna”, Timisoara is home to year-round musical and theatrical performances, art galleries, museums and a buzzing nightlife. In 1884, Timișoara was the first city on mainland Europe to have electric street lighting. In 2023, the Timișoara European Capital of Culture will light up with conversation about courage and diversity.
Under the theme “Shine your light – Light up your city!” the programme kicks off with opening events on 17-19 February. The programme is structured around people, places and connections.
Timisoara is the second city in Romania to hold the ECoC title, after Sibiu in 2007.
airBaltic announces regular commercial flights to Bucharest in 2023
Latvian airline company airBaltic has recently announced regular commercial flights between Riga, Latvia and Bucharest, Romania in 2023. The Latvian airline will resume the flights in May 2023 From Riga International airport to Henri Coanda Airport in Bucharest.
airBaltic flights will take place every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, starting from May 2023.
The 100-Year Anniversary of the Establishement of Diplomatic Relations between Romania and Latvia
Job Vacancy for Romanian Speaker at TELUS International in Riga
January 26, 2022
The Honorary Consulate of Romania received a request from TELUS International to inform the Romanian community in Latvia of a vacancy at TELUS International for a Romanian Speaking Content Moderator (m/f/d) based in Riga.
For more information, please contact TELUS International. Their recruiting team will gladly answer all your questions at + 371 6399 5106.
FIBA U18 Women’s European Challenger 2021 Group A Games in Riga
From July 27th to August 1st, Riga hosts FIBA U18 Women’s Group A Games, with teams coming from Romania, Croatia, Germany, Portugal, Russia and Latvia to compete with each other.
Romania’s side is represented by 12 talented young women, who shall play against the other Group A teams at Daugavas Sporta nams in the following dates and times:
27.07. 14:30 Romania vs Russia
28.07. 20:30 Romania vs Portugal
29.07. 17:30 Romania vs Latvia
31.07. 14:30 Romania vs Croatia
01.08. 14:30 Romania vs Germany
The games are open to public who can present a valid digital certificate of vaccination/recovery.
Tickets for the games are available at: https://www.bezrindas.lv/lv/sporta-biletes/latvijas-basketbola-savieniba/
The Honorary Consulate of Romania in Latvia encourages everyone who has a chance to come and support their favorite team!
Mărțișor as a gift!
Mărțișor is an old tradition celebrated all over Romania every year, on March 1st. The name Mărțișor is a diminutive of March and is a handcrafted red and white string worn as a brooch. It is believed that the person who wears the red and white string would enjoy a prosperous and healthy year.
As the troubles of the past year are slowly melting away with the snow, the Honorary Consulate of Romania in Latvia also turns its gaze to new hopes and ways to celebrate the spring. And there is no better way to do that, than to help those in need and to honor the old traditions.
This year, the Honorary Consulate of Romania has been happy to participate in the charitable event launched by the National Association for Children and Adults with Autism in Romania – Iași Branch (ANCAAR – Iași Branch), together with the Diaspora Office of Iași City Hall and to make donations to the children with autism who have suffered from the negative impact of COVID-19.
As a wonderful thank-you gift, the Honorary Consulate has received Mărțișors made by children with autism in their workshop, which add color and joy to the period of transition from winter to spring.
The Honorary Consulate of Romania in Latvia would be happy to celebrate the old Romanian tradition of Mărțișor with Romanians living in Latvia, therefore everyone is kindly invited to visit the premises of the Honorary Consulate on Brīvības street 97, in Riga on March 1st, or any day within the first week of March, to welcome the arrival of spring and receive a handmade Mărțișor to ensure good fortune and health this year.
* Please, note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, we kindly ask you to contact the Honorary Consulate of Romania in Latvia in advance by calling 67791266 or e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org to inform about the time of your visit to avoid gathering of large crowds. Everyone entering the building is kindly asked to wear masks. Parents are most welcome to bring along their children.
Romania’s National Day 2020
Happy National Day! Every year, the Honorary Consulate of Romania welcomes the National Day, an important date for all Romanians, with concerts and holidays and with great joy.
This December we are joyous in our hearts but we mark the National Day in the family with our loved ones.
This year has been a year of sacrifices for all mankind and our thoughts are with those for whom this year has marked the hardest period of their lives.
We hope that in December 2021 we will be able to get together and celebrate the National Day just how we Romanians do it – with music, smiles and in a friendly company.
We wish you a wonderful holiday among your family and we send the warmest greetings and wishes to all Romanians around the world on Romania’s National Day 2020!
Ileana A. Rutman
Honorary Consul of Romania in Latvia
Informative link dedicated to the National Day of Romania: https://www.mae.ro/node/54346
July 29, 2020 – National Anthem Day
Today, July 29, Romania celebrates the National Anthem Day, an event that has a special significance for our country and the Romanian people. The national anthem has played an important role in maintaining the Romanians’ hope for freedom, crowning the great victories and glorifying the country’s heroes.
Deșteaptă-te române! represents the essence of the values and ideals of the Romanian people and its message continues to be as strong and motivating today as it was for years.
Long live National Anthem!
Long live Romania!
Results of the contest Riga Symphony 2019
On December 14th, the international youth instrumental and vocal contest Riga Symphony 2019 concluded with a magnificent GALA concert at the VEF Culture palace. During the event the best performers from more than 20 countries had a chance to compete for grand prix titles in seven different contest categories.
This contest year was particularly successful for the participants from Romania, who won five golden and one silver medal for their performances. Furthermore, Romanian vocalist Ariana Rodocan also won a chance to sing at the GALA concert in the category “World hit – opera and jazz” with her stunning interpretation of “Opera Rock”, blending together an opera aria “Les oiseaux dans la charmille” by Offenbach and a rock classic “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC.
The Honorary Consulate of Romania congratulates the entire Romanian delegation for such splendid results and wishes the young artists success and new opportunities to grow and demonstrate their talent to the world!
Contest Riga Symphony 2019
From the 11th till 14th December, 2019, an international youth instrumental and vocals contest Riga Symphony takes place in Riga.
The contests main goal is to serve as a platform for new artists as well as helping in developing popular, traditional and academic genres in music, strengthening international relationships and creative collaborations, involving foreign youths.
This year youth delegations from Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, Malta, Moldova, Poland, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Romania, Czech Republic, Israel, Estonia, Switzerland and other countries will have the chance of becoming acquainted with Latvia’s musical culture, it’s unique character and richness through learning and performing local songs. At the same time, the festival serves as a means of sharing experiences among many composers, new talents and performers.
The viewers will have a chance to see best performers at the GALA concert on 14th of December at VEF Culture Palace, at 16:00. Tickets are available at https://bilesuparadize.lv/lv/events/event/78316.
The Honorary Consulate of Romania to Latvia encourages everyone willing to support the Romanian delegation, as well as everyone interested and willing to promote friendship between Romanian and Latvian children and youth, to attend this event.
Celebration of the National Day of Romania 2019
On November 25, 2019 the Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Lithuania and the Honorary Consul of Romania in the Republic of Latvia welcomed their guests at Mazā Ģilde to celebrate the National Day of Romania in the presence of the newly appointed Ambassador of Romania to the Republic of Latvia, H. E. Cosmin George Dinescu.
The evening commenced with the opening speeches by the Ambassador and the Honorary Consul, which were followed by a concert by the renowned opera singer Ms. Sonora Vaice and a reception.
ROMANIAN FILM DAYS
NOVEMBER 23-25, 2018
CINEMA SPLENDID PALACE
Elizabetes Str. 61, Riga
Nunta Muta / Silent wedding (2008, director Horaţiu Mălăele)
Concurs / Orinteering (1982, director Dan Pita)
Pădurea Spânzuraţilor / Forest of the Hanged (1964, dierctor Liviu Ciulei)
E pericoloso sporgersi / Don’t lean out of the window (1993, director Nae Caranfil)
Balanta / The Oak (1992, director Lucian Pintilie)
Mihai Viteazul / Michael the Brave (1971, director Sergiu Nicolaescu)
Filantropica/ Philanthropy (2002, director: Nae Caranfil)
– Embassy of Romania to the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Latvia
– Honorary Consulate of Romania for the Republic of Latvia
Condolence Book will be opened at the Romanian Honorary Consulate in Riga
Regretfully His Majesty King Michael I of Romania has passed away on December 5, 2017.
Condolence Book will be opened at the Honorary Consulate of Romania in Riga (Brīvības 97, 6th floor) on the following dates:
– Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 9:00 until 18:00
– Friday, December 15, 2017 from 9:00 until 18:00
– Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 9:00 until 14:00
Everybody willing to express sorrow is welcome to sign the Condolence Book at the Romanian Honorary Consulate.
Romanian President’s adviser Bogdan Aurescu visited Latvia on November 9, 2017
The President of Romanian Senate visited Latvia on October 23 – 24, 2017
The President of Romanian Senate Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu paid an official visit to Latvia on October 23 – 24, 2017. Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu met with the President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis, Speaker of Saeima Ināra Mūrniece, Deputy Speaker of Saeima Inese Lībiņa-Egnere, Chair of Saeima European Affairs Commission Lolita Čigāne, Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs and Director of NATO Strategic Communications Centre Jānis Sārts.
During the visit the President of Romanian Senate laid flowers at the Freedom Monument, visited Museum of the Occupation of Latvia and Latvian National Museum of Art.
Romanian Chamber of Deputies Intelligence Surveillance Commission’s Senator Nicu Falcoi and Chamber of Deputies Transportation and Energy Commission’s Senator Fejér László-Ödön accompanied Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu during the visit to Latvia.
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Vote for Bucharest as the new home of European Medicines Agency (EMA)
Latvian opera singer Kristine Opolais performed at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest
Many artists from all over the world performed at the 2017 edition of the Enescu Festival that was held between September 2 and 24 in Romania. Festival featured masterpieces of famous Romanian composer George Enescu, as well as other world-class classical and contemporary music masters. As a novelty, the Festival used technology to present famous compositions in a new light. Many famous international classical music stars performed at the Festival, joined by top orchestras such as Orchestra Scala di Milano, Orchestra Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Munchner Philharmoniker, London Philharmonic Orchestra, French National Orchestra, etc. Latvian opera singer Kristine Opolais performed a recital program on September 22 at the Romanian famous concert hall Athenaeum.
Summer courses on Romanian language, culture and civilization 2017
From July 24 until August 6, 2017 Faculty of Letters of the University of Bucharest organizes the 57th edition of the Summer Courses on Romanian language, culture and civilization. During the last 57 years of experience, the University of Bucharest Summer Courses have gained recognition and prestige due to the participation of many reputed Romanian and foreign professors and academicians, as well as of distinguished scholars and artists. The program includes intensive Romanian language courses, lectures on Romanian Culture and Civilization, workshops (listening, Romanian customs and traditions, theater), Romanian movies, cultural program and trips, cocktails and multicultural evenings.
If you are interested to learn more about Romania and have a magnificent study experience, please start planning your next trip in advance. For more information: http://www.unibuc.ro/e/n/studii/summ-scho/index.php
Please note that other Romanian universities through out the country also organize summer schools.
Let’s support Romanian Choir Corala “Ciprian Porumbescu” during 3rd European Choir Games (Riga, July 16 – 23, 2017)
We wish lots of success, many unforgettable moments and new friends to all participants of this wonderful event!
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“The Three Seas Initiative” Summit will be held in Romania in 2018
On Thursday, July 6, 2017 the President of Romania H.E. Mr. Klaus Iohannis participated at the Summit of “The Three Seas Initiative” in Warsaw, Poland alongside of other leaders of 12 states (Baltic – Adriatic – Black). The President of the United States of America Mr. Donald Trump was a special invitee of this event. During the summit the President of Romania stressed that the added value of The Three Seas Initiative can consist of its capacity sketch concrete interconnection projects, particularly in the areas of transport and energy.
Wonderful initiative from heart to heart
Two schools have been reconstructed and one is still in progress in Nepal out of money donated by Romanians in the framework of the campaign “Joy for Nepal”, launched by Romanian alpinist Alex Gavan in 2015. More than 36.000 of people have responded to the campaign and donated 106.576 EUR. Those two schools were reconstructed in the place of the schools destroyed by an earthquake in an isolated and poor place. Now 150 children, age kindergarten and primary classes, attend the two reconstructed schools.
Masterpieces of Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi exposed at the Guggenheim Museum, New York during the period of March 17, 2017 – January 3, 2018.
Muse (La muse) / Muza, 1912
“During the first decades of XX century Brancusi has created innovative works that changed the trajectory of modern sculpture (Guggenheim Museum website)