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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.

 

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Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
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