Latvia Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.


1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Jaunais Gads) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
14 AprFriGood Friday (Lielā Piektdiena) - Commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Friday before Easter Sunday
17 AprMonEaster Monday (Otrās Lieldienas) - Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Monday after Easter Sunday
1 MayMonLabour Day (Darba svētki) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers
4 MayThursDeclaration of Independence Day (Latvijas Republikas Neatkarības atjaunošanas diena) - On 4 May 1990. Latvia proclaimed its independence from the USSR, and restoration of the Republic of Latvia. If the day is on the weekend the next Monday is a Holiday
5 MayFriBridge Holiday (As Declaration of Independence Days falls on a Thursday)
14 MaySunMother's Day (Mātes diena) - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. 2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
23 JunFriMidsummer Eve (Līgo Diena)
24 JunSatMidsummer Day (Jāņi) - Also known as St John's Day, is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the Northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 19 and June 25 and the preceding evening
10 SeptSunFather's Day - Is a celebration honoring fathers. 2nd Sunday in September. Not a Public Holiday
18 NovSatLatvian National Day (Latvijas Republikas proklamēšanas diena) - The independence of Latvia was proclaimed on this day in 1918. If the day is on the weekend the next Monday is a holiday.
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Ziemassvētki) - Celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueSecond Day of Christmas or Boxing Day(Otrie Ziemassvētki)
31 DecSunNew Year's Eve (Vecgada vakars)

1 JanWedNew Year's Day
18 AprFriGood Friday
21 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayThursLabour Day
5 MayMonDeclaration of Independence Day
23 JunMonMidsummer Eve
24 JunTueSt. John's Day
17 NovMonLatvian National Day
18 NovTueLatvian National Day
24 DecWedChristmas Eve
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriSecond Day of Christmas
31 DecWedNew Year's Eve

1 JanThursNew Year's Day
2 JanFriNew Year Holiday
3 AprFriGood Friday
6 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayFriLabour Day
4 MayMonDeclaration of Independence Day
22 JunMonMidsummer Day Holiday
23 JunTueMidsummer Eve
24 JunWedSt. John's Day
18 NovWedLatvian National Day
24 DecThursChristmas Eve
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatSecond Day of Christmas
31 DecThursNew Year's Eve

1 JanFriNew Year's Day
25 MarFriGood Friday
28 MarMonEaster Monday
1 MaySunLabour Day
4 MayWedDeclaration of Independence Day
23 JunThursMidsummer Eve
24 JunFriSt. John's Day
18 NovFriLatvian National Day
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonSecond Day of Christmas
31 DecSatNew Year's Eve

1 JanMonNew Year's Day
30 MarFriGood Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday)
30 AprMonPublic Holiday (Bridge Holiday as May Day falls on a Tuesday)
1 MayTueLabour Day (May Day)
4 MayFriDeclaration of Independence Day (If the day is on the weekend the next Monday is a Holiday)
13 MaySunMother's Day (2nd Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
23 JunSatMidsummer Eve
24 JunSunSt. John's Day (Midsummer Day)
9 SeptSunFather's Day (2nd Sunday in September. Not a Public Holiday)
19 NovMonLatvian National Day (Observed. On Monday, 20 November as 18 November is a Saturday in 2017)
24 DecMonPublic Holiday (Bridge Holiday as Christmas Day falls on a Tuesday)
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWed2nd Day of Christmas
31 DecMonNew Year's Eve

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