Declaration of Independence Day in Latvia in 2020

Declaration of Independence Day in Latvia in 2020
  How long until Declaration of Independence Day?
This holiday next takes place in 32 days.
  Dates of Declaration of Independence Day in Latvia
2022 Latvia Wed, May 4 National Holiday
2021 Latvia Tue, May 4 National Holiday
2020 Latvia Mon, May 4 National Holiday
2019 Latvia Mon, May 6 National Holiday (in lieu)
2018 Latvia Fri, May 4 National Holiday
Latvia declared independence from the USSR in 1990
  Local name
Latvijas Republikas Neatkarības atjaunošanas diena

This holiday is celebrated on 4th May. 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 18 November 1918 after the end of the First World War.

On 17 June 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 21 August 1991. The restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia was proclaimed on 4 May 1990.

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