Declaration of Independence Day in Latvia in 2022

Declaration of Independence Day in Latvia in 2022

  How long until Declaration of Independence Day?
Declaration of Independence Day
  Dates of Declaration of Independence Day in Latvia
2023 Latvia Thu, May 4 National Holiday
2022 Latvia Wed, May 4 National Holiday
2021 May 3, May 4
LatviaTue, May 4National Holiday
LatviaMon, May 3National Holiday (bridge day)
2020 Latvia Mon, May 4 National Holiday
2019 Latvia Mon, May 6 National Holiday (in lieu)
  Summary

Latvia declared independence from the USSR in 1990

  Local name
Latvijas Republikas Neatkarības atjaunošanas diena

When is Restoration of Independence Day?

This holiday is celebrated on May 4th. If the day is on the weekend, then the following Monday is a holiday.

This day may also be called the 'Declaration of Independence Day' and is known locally as 'Latvijas Republikas Neatkarības atjaunošanas diena'' and commemorates Latvia's independence from the USSR in 1990.

History of the Restoration of Independence Day

The main Independence Day holiday in Latvia celebrates the independence of Latvia from German and Russian occupation on November 18th 1918 after the end of the First World War.

On June 17th 1940, during the Second World war, Latvia was occupied by forces from the Soviet Union and became part of the USSR.

Like the other Baltic republics, full independence from Soviet Russia occurred on August 21st 1991. The restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia was proclaimed on May 4th 1990.

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