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Holiday Calendar for Latvia for 2023-2024 year
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List of National traditions, Public Holidays and all Notable Observances in Latvia for 2023-2024 year

May 2023

Sunday 14 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)
Thursday 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 2023

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

July 2023

Thursday 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 2023

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

September 2023

Sunday 17 September - Father's Day in Ukraine and Latvia (celebrated on the third Sunday in September)
Friday 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 2023

Sunday 1 October - Teacher's Day (Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Ukraine; celebrated on the first Sunday of October)

November 2023

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

January 2024

Wednesday 17 January - Horse Day in Latvia (Zirgu Diena); Pig and Stomach Day in Latvia (Tena diena or Tanis diena, Gentlemen's Day)

February 2024

March 2024

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