Latvian National day around the world in 2019

Latvian National day around the world in 2019
The Freedom Monument is a memorial located in Riga, Latvia, honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence. Image via Deposit Photos
  How long until Latvian National day?
This holiday next takes place in 151 days.
  Dates of Latvian National day around the world
2021LatviaNov 18
Latvia Thu, Nov 18National Holiday
2020LatviaNov 18
Latvia Wed, Nov 18National Holiday
2019LatviaNov 18
Latvia Mon, Nov 18National Holiday
2018LatviaNov 19
Latvia Mon, Nov 19National Holiday (in lieu)
2017LatviaNov 20
Latvia Mon, Nov 20National Holiday (in lieu)
  Summary
Marks the declaration of independence from German and Russian occupation after the end of the First World War

This holiday is celebrated on 18th November. If the day is on the weekend, then the following Monday is a holiday.

This day is Latvia's National Day. It is also known as Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia and locally as 'Latvijas Republikas proklamēšanas diena'.

Latvian Independence Day commemorates the declaration of independence of the Republic of Latvia from German and Russian occupation on 18 November 1918 after the end of the First World War.

The People's Council of Latvia proclaimed independence in the building that today houses the National Theatre in Riga.

The country remained an independent state until the Second World War, when forces from the Soviet Union occupied the country on 17 June 1940.

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.

This second independence declaration is commemorated in the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia holiday on 4th May each year.

Many festive events take place through the country on Latvia's National Day, including a nationally televised address to the people by the President of the Republic of Latvia. In recent years this speech is given before large crowds in the square by the Freedom Monument in Riga.

Sources: The Latvian Institute

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