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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

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
DST ends Daylight Saving Time Time Related
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia Independence Day Public
Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia National Day Public
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity