Holidays & Observances in Latvia
Latvia is an Eastern European country on the Baltic Sea. Throughout the centuries Latvia has been dominated and oppressed by many different countries, most recently the USSR. It only gained its independence in 1991. Despite the recent independence, Latvia has a thriving economy and a unique cultural character. Traditions of Latvia before Soviet rule continue to be an essential part of Latvian life. Religion, however, has declined since Soviet times. Though Christianity is the most widely practiced religion in the country, most Latvians do not regularly attend church services. Christian holidays are still important, though, and are widely celebrated across the country.
Upcoming Popular Holidays
|Observance||Country Holiday||Observance Type||Holiday Date|
|Daylight Saving Time||DST starts||Time Related|
|Daylight Saving Time||DST ends||Time Related|
|Independence Day||Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia||National, Federal, Bank, Public|
|National Day||Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia||National, Federal, Bank, Public|