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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 next 3 months


Currency: Euro (EUR)
Internet domain: .lv - Telephone code: +371 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +2 (DST: yes)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Thursday September 8, 2022RIGAFOODTradeshows
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Sunday September 11, 2022Vilnius MarathonSports events
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Friday October 21, 2022Vilnius Jazz FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Friday October 21, 2022Autumn holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday October 30, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Monday October 31, 2022Autumn holiday (end)School holidays
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Thursday November 10, 2022St Martin's DayEvents, celebrations...
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Friday November 18, 2022National DayNational Day
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Friday December 23, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Saturday December 24, 2022Christmas EveEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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Monday December 26, 2022St Stephen's DayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday December 31, 2022New Year's EveSecular holiday
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Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 9, 2023Christmas holidays (end)School holidays
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RIGAFOOD

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Thursday September 8, 2022
Tradeshows : Www.bt1.lv lasts 4 days - in Riga 2022 edition confirmed

Vilnius Marathon

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Sunday September 11, 2022
Sports events : Www.vilniausmaratonas.lt/ 2022 edition confirmed

Vilnius Jazz Festival

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Friday October 21, 2022
Culture : Lasts 4 days http://www.vilniusjazz.lt/ in Vilnius 2022 edition NOT confirmed

Autumn holiday (beginning)

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Friday October 21, 2022
School holidays :

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday October 30, 2022
Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

Autumn holiday (end)

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Monday October 31, 2022
School holidays :

St Martin's Day

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Thursday November 10, 2022
Culture : Mārtiņdiena , celebrates the beginning of the winter season.

National Day

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Friday November 18, 2022
Secular holiday : On 18th November, 1918, after Germany's defeat in World War I, the Latvians proclaimed an independent state, but its real advent came only in 1920 after the cessation of hostilities between pro- and anti-Bolshevik forces and the withdrawal of all foreign armies from Latvian territory. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Friday December 23, 2022
School holidays :

Christmas Eve

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Saturday December 24, 2022
Culture :

Christmas Day

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Sunday December 25, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

St Stephen's Day

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Monday December 26, 2022
Catholic or protestant : Remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

New Year's Eve

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Saturday December 31, 2022
Secular holiday : paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

New Year's Day

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Sunday January 1, 2023
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Christmas holidays (end)

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Monday January 9, 2023
School holidays : Www.izm.gov.lv
official calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
Number of teaching days: 165-170
PISA ranking (average 493): 490
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
Usually no school on Saturday
Uniform may be required

Dates confirmed dates till Aug 2023

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