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The Night of Ancient Lights – August 31

Jog Latvia in the World – May 5th or any other day!

Everyone is invited to join the Latvian jogging movement on May 5th! We are planning to have a bigger jogging the shape of Latvia event in San Francisco some time in fall, but you are welcome to join in on May 5th and run it in your town, city or neighborhood! “Jog Latvia in the … Continue reading

2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University – June 1-3

Everything about the 2018 AABS Conference Registration – Deadline May 15, 2018 The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University will celebrate two important milestones – the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and the 100th anniversary of independence for the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and … Continue reading

President of Latvia visiting San Francisco

  President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis will visit the United States of Latvia from April 2 to April 7. During the visit, the President of Latvia will participate in the summit of the Presidents of the three Baltic States and the President of the United States, Donald Trump, in Washington DC on Tuesday, April 3. … Continue reading

New video in honor of Latvia’s Centenary

In honour of Latvia’s Centenary, the Latvian Institute (LI) has created a new video, dedicated to the power and strength of Latvian nation and statehood. “This is the story about the source of our power. To have our very own nation, that is an important value – and each of us with our energy, thoughts … Continue reading

Latvian footprints in US: NBA player Kristaps Porzingis

By far the most famos Latvian in the USA – NY Knicks player Kristaps Porziņģis appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on November 30, 2017. Check out the GS Warriors schedule to see when the Knicks are visiting and see Porziņģis play with your own eyes!  

Latvian Footprints in CA: Stanislavs Vasilevskis – astronomer at Lick Observatory

Stanislaus Vasilevskis was an astronomer and astrometrist born in 1907 in Latvia. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Riga in 1939, and migrated to the United States, where he began working at the Lick Observatory (Mt.Hamilton, CA) as an assistant astronomer in 1945. Under the directorship of C.D. Shane, he worked on the … Continue reading

Latvian Footprints in California – people

California is home to the largest number of people in the United States who claim Latvian ancestry (10,719). Bay Area (combining San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Rosa, Vallejo) together accounts for more than 3,500 Latvians. In comparison in 1930s there were around 1400 Latvians in California, 1000 of them living in San Francisco. More statistics … Continue reading


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