Dates & Holidays of Latvia

Calendar of Key Dates, National Holidays, and Important Days

Updated: 5 September 2016.

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Whether you’re about to visit or just keen on learning about the culture, check out our handy little calendar to learn about the different holidays and celebrations in Latvia. And as an added little bonus, we’ve listed the names of the months in the Latvian language below the months’ names in English :)

January & February

JanvārisFebruāris
1 Jan

New Year's Day

Jaunais Gads.

20 Jan

1991 ``Barricades`` Memorial Day.

1991 Gada Barikāžu Aizstāvju Atceres Dienu.

March & April

MartsAprīlis
8 Mar

International Women's Day

Starptautisko Sieviešu Dienu.

Varying Friday

Good Friday

Lielā Piektdiena. The Friday preceding Easter Sunday.

Varying Sunday

Easter Sunday

Lieldienas. Easter in "Western Christianity" is always on one Sunday between 22 March and 25 April on the Gregorian calendar, sometime during the first week after the astronomical full moon.

Varying Monday

Easter Monday

Otrās Lieldienas. The Monday immediately following Easter Sunday.

May & June

MaijsJūnijs
1 May

Labor Day

Darba svētki. Known alternately as "May Day" or "International Workers' Day ."

4 May

Restoration of Independence Day

Latvijas Republikas Neatkarības atjaunošanas diena.

8 May

Defeat of Nazism Day

Nacisma sagrāves dienu un Otrā pasaules kara upuru piemiņas dienu.

9 May

Europe Day

Eiropas Dienu.

Varying Sundays

Mother’s Day

Mātes diena. 2nd Sunday in May.

15 May

International Family Day

Starptautisko Ģimenes Dienu.

17 May

Firefighters and Rescuers Day

Ugunsdzēsēju un Glābēju Dienu.

1 Jun

International Child Protection Day

Starptautisko Bērnu Aizsardzības Dienu.

14 Jun

Communist Genocide Victims Memorial Day

Komunistiskā Genocīda Upuru Piemiņas Dienu.

22 Jun

Heroes' Remembrance Day

Varoņu Piemiņas Dienu.

23 Jun

Midsummer Eve

Līgo Diena.

24 Jun

Midsummer’s Day

Jāņi.

July & August

JūlijsAugusts
4 Jul

Jewish Genocide Victims Memorial Day

Ebreju Tautas Genocīda Upuru Piemiņas Dienu.

11 Aug

Latvian Freedom Fighters Memorial Day

Latvijas Brīvības Cīnītāju Piemiņas Dienu.

2nd Saturday in July

Marine Day

Jūras Svētku Dienu.

21 Aug

Constitutional Law Acceptance Day

Konstitucionālā Likuma “Par Latvijas Republikas Valstisko Statusu” Pieņemšanas Dienu.

23 Aug

Victims of Stalinism and Nazism Memorial Day

Staļinisma un Nacisma Upuru Atceres Dienu.

September & October

SeptembrisOktobris
1 Sep

Knowledge Day

Zinību Dienu.

2nd Saturday in Sep

Father's Day

Tēva Dienu.

22 Sep

Baltic Unity Day

Baltu Vienības Dienu.

1 Oct

International Day for Seniors

Starptautisko Senioru Dienu.

November & December

NovembrisDecembris
7 Nov

Day for Border Guards

Robežsargu Dienu.

24 Dec

Christmas Eve

Ziemassvētku Vakars.

25 Dec

Christmas

Ziemassvētki.

26 Dec

Second Day of Christmas

Otrie Ziemassvētki.

31 Dec

New Year's Eve

Vecgada Vakars.

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Bonus! Days of the Week in Latvian :)

Monday: Pirmdiena
Tuesday: Otrdiena
Wednesday: Trešdiena
Thursday: Ceturtdiena
Friday: Piektdiena
Saturday: Sestdiena
Sunday: Svētdiena

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