[24.01.2008] Ogre city celebration from February till November
On the February of 1928, 80 years ago, The Parliament of the Republic of Latvia granted the city status to various places, including Ogre. To celebrate this event, this year the events will be different than before.
On 16th of February in Ogre Culture centre there will be the official consecration of the new city flag, the presentation of movie about Ogre city, animation film about Ogre city will be shown as well as a concert with various guests from Latvia and abroad will take place.
On 24th of February in Ogre History and Art museum there will be an event, where the honorary citizens of Ogre will meet and discuss about the history of the city, as well as its future.
On the 4th of May in Brivibas street there will be an orchestra concert, but on the 23rd of May everyone can be a part of a photo event called "One day in Ogre".
July in Ogre is associated with the Music, and this year from 25th till 27th of July Ogre will be visted by its collaboration partners from abroad. The opening of the renewed Brivibas street is planned, Ogre bridge will be lit up, city will be decorated with flowers, there will be concerts and other entertainments. The culmination of Ogre city celebration will take place on the 26th of July, when in the evening in Ogre open-air stage the 5th annual Opera festival will take place.
"This is the 90th birthday for Latvia, and the 80th for Ogre, the National front was founded 20 years ago, thats why various events - exhibitions, presentations, concerts - will be taking place from 16th till 18th of November" says Anita Ausjuka, the cultural coordinator of Ogre area.
Source: Ogre area council