US Independence Day Picnic Celebration 2017

For many years, Diatom Enterprises has been honoured to work with US companies on custom software development projects. Due to its tight connections with the United States, Diatom has been a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia for more than 10 years, almost from the very first days of the company. Last Saturday, on July 1, together with colleagues and friends, Diatom celebrated the 241st anniversary of US independence at the second US Independence Day picnic. The event was organized by AmCham Latvia and took place at the Open Air Museum. It was a well-organized event and had a lot of entertainment for both adults and children. Delicious food and a friendly atmosphere perfectly complemented the event.

The event started with opening remarks by US Ambassador to Latvia Nancy Bikoff Pettit. She gave a beautiful speech to the audience and shared with guests her endless energy and positive mood.

Left: opening remarks by the U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Nancy Bikoff Pettit / Right: picnic guests taste sweets

Left: opening remarks by the U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Nancy Bikoff Pettit / Right: picnic guests taste sweets

Various activities were organized by the members of AmCham Latvia. SAKRET organized a darts competition (our representatives tried their luck and even won a small prize!); Gosselin prepared a packing contest and art laboratory; and Zinoo surprised visitors with an experiment bar, where it was possible to prepare a steaming drink.

The whole event was accompanied by beautiful music. The National Armed Forces Orchestra played the national anthems of the United States and the Republic of Latvia, and then the event continued with rousing live music played by the blues band “The Cathouse Radio.”

Orchestra plays the national anthems

Orchestra plays the national anthems

Happy Independence Day!

With great excitement, we thank AmCham Latvia for the wonderful event and wish all our colleagues and friends in the United States of America a Happy Independence Day! Happy 4th of July!

Photo credit: AmCham Latvia