ALA plans second Heritage Latvia tour

Teenagers ages 13-15 are invited to participate in the second “Heritage Latvia” English-language tour sponsored by the American Latvian Association. The trip is scheduled July 12-27.

The tour is designed to introduce youth to the homeland of their ancestors. It will concentrate on what is “unique about Latvia, including its history, culture, environment and geography,” the ALA said in announcing the tour.

The trip will begin and end in Rīga, and will include visits to a number of landmarks and cities around the country. Youth also will visit two schools in Latvia.

The first “Heritage Latvia” tour was in July 2006.

For further information, contact trip organizer Anita Juberts, American Latvian Association, 400 Hurley Ave., Rockville, MD 20850. Juberts also may be reached by telephone at +1 (301) 340-8719 or by e-mail at An application form in Microsoft Word format may downloaded from the ALA’s Web site.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *