In this article, School-Holidays.Info will tell you about the holidays in Latvia in 2023. We have gathered official public holidays and unofficial holidays.
Official public holidays in Latvia 2023
Below we have gathered all public holidays in Latvia in 2023. For convenience, we have arranged them by month in chronological order. Descriptions were given for some holidays, so that it would be better understood what they were dedicated to.
- 01/01/2023 – New Year.
- 01/05/2023 – Labor Day, the day of the convocation of the Constituent Assembly;
- 04/05/2023 – Day of the Restoration of Latvian Independence;
- 28/05/2023 – Trinity.
The Day of the Restoration of Independence is timed to May 4, 1990. On this day, the Supreme Council of the Latvian SSR adopted the Declaration on the Restoration of the Independence of the Republic of Latvia.
- 23/06/2023 – Ligo (Night of the summer solstice);
- 24/06/2023 – Saint John’s Day.
Ligo (Midsummer Night) is an official public holiday in Latvia. It has its roots in pagan times. On the night of June 23-24, no one sleeps, but celebrates. According to tradition, those who celebrate Ligo must meet the dawn.
- 18/11/2023 – Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia;
- 20/11/2023 – Celebration of the Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia.
The day of the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia is timed to November 18, 1918. On this day, the Act of Independence was proclaimed. In 2023, the celebration has been moved to Monday, November 20, as November 18 falls on a Saturday.
Unofficial Latvian holidays 2023
We have listed the unofficial holidays below. They are not days off, but they are celebrated in Latvia.
- 14/02/2023 – Valentine’s Day;
- 08/04/2023 – Holy Saturday;
- 14/05/2023 – Mother’s Day;
- 10/09/2023 – Father’s Day;
- 31/11/2023 – Halloween;
- 24/12/2023 – Christmas Eve.
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