On the day when the Republic of Latvia celebrates 100 years since the proclamation of statehood, one of the most well-known water falls – Niagara Falls – situated on the border of New York State in the United States and Province of Ontario in Canada, will be lit up in the colors of the Latvian flag.
The Niagara Falls Illumination Board made the decision to honour Latvia’s centennial after the initiative of American Latvian Sandija Bayot and Honorary of Consul of Latvia in the State of New York Ahmet Oren, and after receiving a joint letter from the Ambassador of Latvia to the United States Andris Teikmanis and Ambassador of Latvia to Canada Kārlis Eihenbaums. The Niagara Falls will be lit up in the colours of carmine and white on November 17 from 9:00PM until 9:15PM, 10PM until 10:15PM and 11:00PM until 11:15PM (local time).
Pre-Illumination Program will begin 4PM with documentary “Likteņzeme”. Followed by 7PM Official reception, 7:30PM Dinner, Program & Entertainment
Illumination is for free, there is no charge for it. It is a tribute to the centenary of Republic of Latvia.