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Latvia : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Latvia : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



Internet domain: .lv - Telephone code: +371 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +2 (DST: yes)
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Valentine's Day*Thursday February 14, 2019cards/flowers 
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sports holiday (beginning)Friday March 9, 2018School holidays 
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sports holiday (end)Monday March 19, 2018School holidays 
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Daylight Saving Time*Sunday March 25, 2018Special Events 
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Good Friday*Friday March 30, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter**Sunday April 1, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 2, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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International ballet festival**Friday April 20, 2018Culture 
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WORKING DAYSaturday April 21, 2018Secular holiday 
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Public holidayMonday April 30, 2018Secular holiday 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Restoration of Independence*Friday May 4, 2018Secular holiday 
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Mothers' Day*Sunday May 13, 2018cards/flowers 
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Riga Marathon*Sunday May 20, 2018Sports events 
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Pentecost**Sunday May 20, 2018Catholic or protestant 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday June 1, 2018School holidays 
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Ligo Day**Saturday June 23, 2018Secular holiday 
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St John**Sunday June 24, 2018Secular holiday 
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The Last Day of the Latvian Song and Dance FestivalMonday July 9, 2018Secular holiday 
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Valentine's Day -
Thursday February 14, 2019

cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February


Saint Casimir's day -
Monday March 4, 2019

cards/flowers : Patron saint of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Russia


Sports holiday (beginning) -
Friday March 9, 2018

School holidays :


Sports holiday (end) -
Monday March 19, 2018

School holidays :


Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday March 25, 2018

Special Events : At 1:00 am local times


Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


April Fools Day -
Monday April 1, 2019

cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.


Easter -
Sunday April 1, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 2, 2018

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


International ballet festival -
Friday April 20, 2018

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - www.ballet-festival.lv in Riga


WORKING DAY -
Saturday April 21, 2018

Secular holiday :


Public holiday -
Monday April 30, 2018

Secular holiday :


Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .


Restoration of Independence -
Friday May 4, 2018

Secular holiday : The country gained independence in 1920, and the Republic of Latvia was founded. The republic existed for 20 years until 1940, when the Soviet Union again occupied Latvia, for this time. The restoration of independence took place in 1991. 2019 date not confirmed


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914


Family Day -
Wednesday May 15, 2019

Culture : From 2008 onwards


Riga Marathon -
Sunday May 20, 2018

Sports events : Www.lattelecomrigasmaratons.lv/ 2018 edition confirmed
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Pentecost -
Sunday May 20, 2018

Catholic or protestant : Not a paid holiday


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Friday June 1, 2018

School holidays :


Ligo Day -
Saturday June 23, 2018

Secular holiday : Celebration of the summer solstice. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


St John -
Sunday June 24, 2018

Secular holiday : John is described in the New Testament as the last of the Old Testament prophets and the precursor of the Messiah. Another celebration is August 29th in remembrance of his beheading. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


The Last Day of the Latvian Song and Dance Festival -
Monday July 9, 2018

Secular holiday :