Latvian Song and Dance Festival to have events in St. Paul starting June 29 – Twin Cities

The 15th Latvian Song and Dance Festival will be hosting events in downtown St. Paul from June 29 through July 4.

It is the largest Latvian festival in the world, and thousands of members of the Latvian diaspora come in to dance, sing and affirm their identity as Latvians. The Latvian prime minister, minister of culture and ambassador to the United States are expected to attend.

About several thousand Latvian-Americans live in Minnesota due to a large wave of immigration after World War II.

A signature dance event will be held at 4 p.m. July 2 at the Xcel Energy Center, 199 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul. A large choral concert will be held at 3 p.m. July 3 at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., St. Paul.

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