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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

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  • Internet domain: .lv - Telephone code: +371 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +2 (DST: yes)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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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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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Saturday March 4, 2023Saint Casimir's daycards/flowers
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    Friday March 10, 2023Sports holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday March 20, 2023Sports holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Saturday April 1, 2023April Fools Daycards/flowers
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 21, 2023International ballet festivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday May 4, 2023Restoration of IndependenceSecular holiday
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    Friday May 5, 2023Restoration of IndependenceSecular holiday
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    Tuesday May 9, 2023Day of MourningSpecial Events
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Riga MarathonSports events
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Monday May 15, 2023Family DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday May 20, 2023WORKING DAYSecular holiday
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    Wednesday May 31, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    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

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    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    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

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    Saturday March 4, 2023
    cards/flowers : Patron saint of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Russia

    Sports holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 10, 2023
    School holidays : One week later for 12th grade

    Sports holiday (end)

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    Monday March 20, 2023
    School holidays :

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    Special Events : At 1:00 am local times

    April Fools Day

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    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.

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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.

    Easter Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    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

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    Friday April 21, 2023
    Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - www.ballet-festival.lv in Riga

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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

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    Thursday May 4, 2023
    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.

    Restoration of Independence

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    Friday May 5, 2023
    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.

    Day of Mourning

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    Tuesday May 9, 2023
    Special Events : For the Ukrainians, civilians, and defenders of Ukraine, who died because of Russia’s aggressive war

    Riga Marathon

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    Sports events : Www.lattelecomrigasmaratons.lv/ 2023 edition confirmed

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    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

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    Monday May 15, 2023
    Culture : From 2008 onwards

    WORKING DAY

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    Saturday May 20, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday May 31, 2023
    School holidays : One week later for class 9 two weeks later for class 12