On May 27, the Museum of Barricades of 1991 will be closed.
2 PM – 6 PM Barricade reconstruction games for students in Zaķusala (next to TV building)
6 PM – 9 PM Memorial bonfire at Zaķusala (next to monument “Acis”)
5PM Opening of international Exhibition “Autumn 25/Barricades 25” at Latvian Artists’ Association
10 AM – 6 PM International conference “The Barricades: civil resistance to anti-democratic rule and lessons learned” at Latvian Academy of Sciences
3 PM – 3 PM 24 hours long reconstruction of barricades of 1991 in the Doma square, where will be vehicles of that time, bonfires, artists performing.
10 AM – 3 PM The museum of barricades of 1991 will be open for visitors.
10 AM Commemoration event at Mārupes cemetery next to Roberts Mūrnieks burial place
12 noon Commemorial event at the Vecmilgrāvja bridge
3 PM – 7:30 PM “FREEDOM AT BULEVARD” – concert and event dedicated to barricades in Ķīsala International Exposition Centre (participants of barricades are welcome from all Latvia)
9 AM – 9:45 AM Service at Rigas Cathedral with translation in the Doma square)
10 AM Lighting of memorial bonfire at the Doma square
10 AM – 9 PM Memorial bonfire in the Doma square
11 AM – 5 PM Traveling exhibition of the Museum of barricades of 1991 - Muzeobuss will be open for interesents next to the bonfire
12 noon Laying of flowers at II Meža cemetery
3 PM laying of flowers at the Freedom monument and in Bastejkalns next to memorial stones dedicated for the fallen
3:30 PM Opening of the Square of barricades of 1991 (square is located between Zigfrīda Annas Meierovica bulevar, Torņa street and Smilšu street)
4:30 PM Bonfire at Saeima (parliament)
7 PM Concert at Rigas Cathedral “”With a thought about tomorrow”
Due to restoration of staircase (mid 19 century) museum will be closed for visitors from 7 till 10 October.
Events to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the 1991 Barricades January 2011
4:00 PM: A ceremonial event at the Great Hall of the University of Latvia (Raiņa boulevard 19, Rīga), dedicated to commemorate an extraordinary council meeting of the 3rd convocation held by the Latvian People`s Front
Opening of a commemorative plaque at the Great Hall of the University of Latvia
3:00 PM: Opening of the exhibition “The Dome: January 1991,” dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the 1991 barricades, Dome Cathedral, Rīga
Exhibition open till February 13, 2011
4:00 Opening of the exhibition "Our path to independence", the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kr.Valdemāra Street 3. Exhibition open till January 21, 2011
6:00 PM: A commemorative campfire on Zaķusala Island
4:00-9:00 PM: A meeting for participants in the barricades at the International Exhibition Centre, Ķīpsalas Street 8
10:00 AM-4:00 PM: Showings of documentary films at the Barricade Museum, Krāmu Street 3
2:00 PM: A commemorative event at the Vecmīlgrāvis bridge
10:00 AM-5:00 PM: A scholarly and applied conference, “The Barricades Through the Eyes of Their Defenders,” Latvian Academy of Sciences, Akadēmijas Square 1
12:00 PM: A commemorative event at the Mārupe Cemetery’s monument to freedom fighters
9:00-10:00 AM: History lessons at Latvian schools to discuss the barricades
10:00 AM: Lighting of a commemorative campfire in Dome Square. Organisers would like to ask people in all of Latvia’s cities and administrative district to light campfires, too.
12:00 PM: A meeting of Parliament to commemorate the barricades
2:00 PM: Laying down of flowers at the 2nd Forest Cemetery
3:00 PM: The concluding event of the “As Much Latvia as is In Your Heart” patriotism project for schoolchildren, Latvian War Museum, Smilšu Street 20
4:00 PM: Laying down of flowers at the Freedom Monument and at memorials to those who died
6:00 PM: A commemorative event in Dome Square
6:30 PM: An ecumenical worship service at the Rīga Dome Cathedral
The exhibition "The Dome. January 1991", dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the 1991 barricades, Dome Cathedral, Rīga. Exhibition open till February 13, 2011.
The exhibition "Our path to independence", the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kr. Valdemāra Street 3. Exhibition open till January 21, 2011.
"Then and now" Pictures made by the photographer Gunārs Janaitis, placed outdoors within Riga city environment, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1991 barricades. Pictures can be seen till January 25, 2011.
An exhibition of artwork by schoolchildren, “20 Years Since the Barricades,” Barricade Museum, Krāmu Street 3. Exhibition open till January 25, 2011.
For more information
1991 Barricade Museum
Krāmu Street 3