To create a greeting to Latvia’s neighbours in their centenaries, the Latvian Institute invites everyone to play a part in the video project, Baltic Centenary Way.

“On August 23, 1989, we stood shoulder by shoulder and made a human chain – the Baltic Way – to stand up for our independence. Thanks to our ability to unite in tough times, in 2018 we can celebrate the centenaries of our states. In honour of this, we would like to greet Estonia, Lithuania and also the neighbouring Finland and show that the countries are united not only in difficult, but also in merry times," says Aiva Rozenberga, the director of the Latvian Institute.

A traditional birthday element is a cake – and cakes there will be! On August 23rd, three home-baked cakes will start their journey from Riga to the neighbouring Estonia, Lithuania, and Finland. By bike, drone, boat, wheelbarrow or any other means of transportation, passed on from hand to hand, cakes will travel to their final destinations in Vilnius, Tallinn and Helsinki. Everyone is welcome to lend a hand! The journey of the cakes will be filmed, and a national video greeting to our neighbours will be created.

The map with designated stops on the Baltic Centenary Way route along with the application form can be found at www.baltijassimtgadescels.lv. Apply and invite your friends – the more, the merrier! Let’s delight our neighbours and strengthen our sense togetherness!

08.08.2017