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Holiday Calendar for Latvia

Holiday Calendar for Latvia for 2021-2022 year
Knowing more about Latvian Holidays and Traditions will enhance your experience and enable you to connect better with local people if you plan to visit.

List of National traditions, Public Holidays and all Notable Observances in Latvia for 2021-2022 year

January 2022

February 2022

Thursday 17 February - Gentlemen's Day in Latvia (Tena diena or Tanis diena)

March 2022

May 2022

Sunday 8 May - Mother’s Day (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gabon, Gambia, Greenland, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
Wednesday 25 May - Urbanas Day in Latvia (Urbanas diena - an ancient tradition-festival. The date was considered the most successful day for growing oats, barley, flax and cucumbers)

June 2022

Friday 17 June - Occupation of the Latvian Republic Day (Latvia. It commemorates the Soviet occupation of Latvia in 1940)

July 2022

Wednesday 27 July - Seven Sleeping Day in Latvia (Septinu guletaju diena has been celebrated since 1907. According to legend dating back to the 5th century, under King Decius, during the persecution of Christians, young Christians hid in a cave in Ephesus. After about 200 years they woke up to continue their missionary work )

August 2022

Wednesday 10 August - Fire Day in Latvia (Labrenca diena. Labrensis in Latvian tradition is called a fireman)
Sunday 21 August - Independence Day of Latvia (from the Soviet Union in 1991)

September 2022

Sunday 18 September - Father's Day in Ukraine and Latvia (celebrated on the third Sunday in September)
Thursday 22 September - Baltic Unity Day in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia; French Republican New Year (the first day "Grape" in the Month of Vendémiaire. The first day of Miķeļi in ancient Latvia)

October 2022

Sunday 2 October - Teacher's Day (Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Ukraine; celebrated on the first Sunday of October)

November 2022

Thursday 10 November - Martini in Latvia ("St. Martin" marks the beginning of winter and the end of a busy season)

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime

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