National Holidays

Latvia’s National Holidays and Remembrance Days

Holidays:

January 1
New Year’s Day.

March-April (in accordance with the Western Church calendar)
Easter.

May 1
Convocation of the Constituent Assembly of the Republic of Latvia; Labour Day.

May 4
Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia.

Mothers’ Day

Whitsunday

June 23-24
Ligo Day and Jani.

November 18
Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia.

December 25, 26
Christmas.

December 31
New Year’s Eve.

 

Remembrance Days:

January 20
Commemoration Day of Defenders of the Barricades in 1991.

January 26
International (de jure) Recognition of the Republic of Latvia.

March 25
Commemoration Day of Victims of Communist Terror.

May 8
The Crushing of Nazism and Commemoration Day of Victims of World War II.

May 9
Europe Day.

June 14
Commemoration Day of Victims of Communist Terror.

June 17
Occupation of the Republic of Latvia.

June 22
Heroes’ Commemoration Day (Anniversary of the Battle of Cesis).

July 4
Commemoration Day of Genocide against the Jews.

August 11
Commemoration Day of Latvian Freedom Fighters.

August 21
Passing of the Constitutional Law on the Status of the Republic of Latvia as a State and Actual Restoration of the Republic of Latvia.

September 1
Knowledge Day (First Day of School).

November 11
Latvian Freedom Fighters’ Remembrance Day – Lacplesis Day.

The first Sunday of December
Commemoration Day of Victims of Genocide Against the Latvian People by the Totalitarian Communist Regime.

 

Information source: The Latvian Institute