On 9 May Latvia celebrates Europe Day and on this day public institutions and European embassies in Riga hold Open Doors Day for all willing to get familiar with the work of the institutions.
Like in previous years the Embassy of Ukraine in Latvia joined the initiative of the European Commission Representation in Latvia and opened its doors to Latvian schoolchildren. Thus, schoolchildren of the Riga English Grammar School visited the Embassy and learned about Ukraine, its culture and traditions.
In his address to the children Ambassador of Ukraine to Latvia Olexandr Mischenko stressed on the European integration aspirations of Ukraine as a European country, democratic values, that our country sticks to, and told about commemoration in Ukraine the Remembrance and Reconciliation Day and Day of Victory over Nazism in the Second World War, as well as about the Ukrainian symbol of these dates – the poppy of memory.
The traditional partner of the Embassy in organization of Europe Day at the Embassy of Ukraine is the Riga Ukrainian Secondary School, whose representatives told the guests about basic facts about Ukraine and performed modern and folk Ukrainian songs.
The guests of the Embassy had an opportunity to taste traditional Ukrainian sweets.