Latvijas Finieris supports the Song and Dance Festival

Aug 21, 2023

In this momentous 150th anniversary year, Latvijas Finieris was among the sponsors of the XXVII Nationwide Latvian Song and XVII Dance Festival. Thousands of singers, dancers, musicians and festivalgoers were delighted by the birch decorations gathered by SIA “Latvijas Finieris mežs”, while the company’s birch plywood products were widely featured in nine scenography projects across the city - from signboards and décor to stage floors and acoustic structures:
“This is an extraordinary year. We are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the nation’s greatest, jointly created cultural masterpiece - the Nationwide Latvian Song and Dance Festival. It is a tradition that has stood the test of time, a tradition that is firmly unique in the world, unites national values, and is an integral part of our national identity,” emphasises Uldis Biķis, Chairman of the Board of Latvijas Finieris. “Just as culture shapes the soul of a nation, Latvia’s national economy is rooted in our fertile land and the people who nurture it and generate value in their daily lives. That’s why the support our team offers the festival is so significant - birch plywood products grown on our own land and made together. We at Latvijas Finieris are doubly proud – many of our employees will be participating in the festival in various ensembles, and this year our company is also looking back at over a century and a half of history.”

The company has also provided considerable financial support to the upcoming feature film “The Land that Sings” (“Zeme, kas dzied”) by director Māris Martinsons, which tells the origin story of the Song Festival tradition. It should also be noted that Latvijas Finieris has donated the free tickets to various concerts it received (68 in total) to SOS Children’s Villages Latvia, enabling at least some children who have been left without parental care to experience Latvia’s most important cultural event in person. Overall, this year Latvijas Finieris’ contribution to the Song and Dance Festival and the immortalization of its history has exceeded EUR 100 000.

Source: Latvijas Finieris

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