U.S. Independence Day Celebration

Riga, June 27, 2016 – On Thursday, June 30, at 17:30, the U.S. Embassy will celebrate the 240th anniversary of U.S. independence at its annual Independence Day reception.

Hosted by U.S. Ambassador Nancy Bikoff Pettit, the event will take place at the Latvian National Library’s atrium (Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka, Mūkusalas street 3, 1st floor) for invited guests. Ambassador Pettit will address the gathering and the “Ziemeļblāzma” culture palace orchestra “Fanfara” will perform. Credentialed media representatives are welcome to cover the celebration.


Credentials can be obtained by contacting the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section by Wednesday, June 29, at 12:00. All credentialed journalists and photographers should arrive at the Latvian National Library for a security check no later than 16:30. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed admittance.