November 28th, 2015
Name Day: Rita, Vita, Olita
In the run-up to its 25 years’ anniversary next year, the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia invites to a show of Northern lights, organised as part of the light festival “Staro Rīga 2015”. Light object/video installation “Northern Lights” is the result of cooperation between the Norwegian photographer Kjetil Skogli and Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds. The scientific explanation of Northern lights refers to the light emitted by the atmosphere’s uppermost layers and air molecules interacting with solar and wind particles. On a clear day, from September until April, the lights can often be seen in northern polar regions in the Nordic countries, as well as Russia, Alaska and Canada. During strong magnetic storms Northern lights sometimes appear also further to the south, including Latvia. Northern peoples, who have been observing this unique natural phenomenon for generations, have created their own beliefs and legends about it. Some compare it to the snow drawings by a foxtail, some call it the heavenly gates; others associate it with tireless warriors on a battlefield or dancing old maids. But nobody knows for sure. Read more > >
Nordic Statistical Yearbook 2014
Nordic Statistical Yearbook 2014 is published for the 52nd time. It is a reference book containing comprehensive and easily accessible statistics of various aspects of social life in the five Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In addition data are also presented on the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands. The aim of the yearbook is, >>
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