Public Holidays

The Latvia Institute website ( has a page devoted to special Latvian Remembrance Days under the ‘About Latvia’ link.

New Year’s Day 1 January

Easter March/April

Labour Day 1 May

Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia 4 May

Mothers’ Day Second Sunday in May

Whitsunday A Sunday in May or June

Līgo Eve (Midsummer festival) 23 June

Jāņi (St John’s Day and Summer Solstice) 24 June

National Day Anniversary of proclamation of Latvian Republic, 1918, on 18 November

Christmas (Ziemsvētki) 25 December

Second Holiday 26 December

New Year’s Eve 31 December