International entertaining event that unites all the fans of a great detective has been hosted in the capital of Latvia 3 times already during the first week of January (the famous detective was on on 6th of January).

Significantly, Riga was a prime location for shooting the “Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson” series, acted by Vasily Livanov, who is awarded with a membership of the Order of British Empire. So the city now supports the current global trend with unique event – “Sherlock Holmes’s Birthday”.

Event aims to bring together attractive followers of Holmes and other characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle detective story to participate in a costume parade. Over the last two years, the event was attended by over 1000 people from 10 different countries. The best images of Holmes will be traditionally awarded with prizes.

The day is full of events starting from the Victorian dressed-up people masquerade parade starting at the steps of the Academy of Arts and then going through the Old Town up to the main stage located at the Town Hall Square, where the award ceremony, concert, the parade of British dog breeds and a lot of other festive activities including “Sherlock Holmes Cinema” festival movie shows, Holmes style photo shoots and a variety surprises will take place.

Event’s official web site:
Event’s Facebook page: Sherlock Holmes’ Birthday

Idea and concept:

The Organising Committees / Алекс Добровольский, Динара Никифорова, Надежда Игнатане, Snezanna Kazaka, Olga Melnikova, Lara Pudovska, Olegs Sisolatins.


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