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National Holidays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National holidays:
January 1 – New Year's Day
Good Friday, Easter Monday – changes every year
May 1 – Labour Day/Convocation of the Constituent Assembly
May 4 – Restoration of Independence Day
Second Sunday of May – Mother’s day
June 23 – Midsummer "Līgo" Holiday
June 24 – Midsummer "Jāņi" Holiday
November 18 – Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia
December 24 – Christmas Eve
December 25 – Christmas
December 26 – Christmas
December 31 – New Year's Eve

Use of the National Flag of Latvia on Days of Holidays, Commemoration and Celebration:
March 25 – Commemoration Day of Victims of Communist Terror*
May 1 Labour Day/Convocation of the Constituent Assembly
May 4 Restoration of Independence Day
June 14 – Commemoration Day of Victims of Communist Terror*
June 17 – Day of Occupation of the Republic of Latvia*
July 4 – Commemoration Day of Genocide against the Jews*
August 21 – Day of Adoption of the Constitutional Law “On the adoption of state status of the Republic of Latvia”
November 11 – Latvian Freedom Fighters' Remembrance Day - Lāčplēsis Day
November 18 Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia
First Sunday of December – Commemoration Day of the Victims of the Genocide of communist totalitarian regime directed against the Latvian nation*

* On days of Commemoration the flag must be raised in mourning presentation

Use of the National Flag of Latvia:
The national flag of Latvia may also be used at folk, religious and family celebrations, commemoration days and other occasions, guaranteeing it proper respect.

If the national flag of Latvia is to be raised in mourning presentation, a black ribbon shall be attached above the flag, the width of which shall be 1/20 of the width of the flag and the length shall conform to the width.

A national flag of Latvia shall be lowered at half-mast without a mourning ribbon.