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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.

 

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Christmas Eve Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia Public
Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia Public