Latvian holidays in 2022


Latvian holidays and non-working days in 2022 and the appropriate well-wishes for each celebration.

Latvians are kind-hearted people who are simply a pleasure to work with: they are characterised by open communication and quick decision-making. Latvians prize their small but unique language and distinct culture. As such, they are always moved if their international partners show some familiarity with major Latvian holidays. For more emotive Latvians, being congratulated by their international partners in Latvian may even bring a tear to their eye.

Here is a list of Latvian holidays for 2022. Remembering them will help you delight your Latvian clients, suppliers, or partners and maintain a cordial relationship with them. The dates indicated in red are Latvian public holidays where Latvians are allowed a day off to celebrate. The dates indicated in black are other Latvian holidays, when Latvians will still generally be working, but on which it may be appropriate to congratulate your Latvian partners.


2022 holidays in Latvia


1 January 2022 – New Year’s Day

Laimīgu Jauno gadu! (Happy New Year!)


14 February 2022 – Valentine’s Day

Priecīgu Valentīna dienu! (Happy Valentine’s Day!)


8 March 2022 – Women’s Day

Sveicam visas sievietes Starptautiskajā sieviešu dienā! (Congratulations to women everywhere on International Women’s Day!)


15 April 2022 – Good Friday

Good Friday is not a date for congratulations in Latvia, as it marks a sad event: the day of the death of Jesus Christ.


17.04.2022 – Easter Sunday

Priecīgas Lieldienas! (Happy Easter!)


18.04.2022 – Easter Monday

Priecīgas Otrās Lieldienas! (Similar meaning as in the case of Easter Eve.)


1 May 2022 – Labour Day

In addition to being a globally celebrated public holiday, the 1st of May is also a special date for Latvians for another reason. Namely, on this date in 1920, the first democratically elected parliament of Latvia convened to draw up the Latvian constitution. This day is normally not congratulated on: in Latvia, it is simply a nice spring day when you don’t have to go to work.


4 May 2022 – Day of Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia

Sirsnīgi sveicam Latvijas Republikas Neatkarības atjaunošanas dienā! (Congratulations on the Day of Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia!)

On 4 May 1990, the Supreme Court of Latvia adopted the Declaration on the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia. Now it is celebrated as Latvia’s second independence day. This is a very important holiday for Latvians, and congratulations are certainly in order on this date.


8 May 2022 – Mother’s Day

Mīļi sveicam Mātes dienā! (Heartfelt wishes to you on Mother’s Day!)


22 June 2022 – Heroes’ Remembrance Day (anniversary of the Battle of Cēsis)

On this day, Latvians celebrate the victory of Latvian (and Estonian) forces over the Germans in 1919. The battle was a key development for Latvia achieving independence. While Latvians know the date well, it is not really celebrated in any special way.


23 June 2022 – Līgo Day or Midsummer Day or Līgo Holidays

Priecīgus Līgo svētkus! (Happy Līgo Holidays!)


24 June 2022 – Midsummer Day

Priecīgus Jāņus! (Happy Midsummer Day!)


11 September 2022 – Father’s Day

Priecīgu Tēva dienu! (Happy Father’s Day!)


10 November 2022 – Saint Martin’s Day

Priecīgu Mārtiņdienu! (Happy Saint Martin’s Day!)


11 November 2022 – Lāčplēsis Day

Sveicam Lāčplēša dienā! (Congratulations on Lāčplēsis Day!) Just as important as the next holiday, 18 November, is the date of 11 November in Latvia (the date of Latvia’s victory over Bermontian forces in Riga in 1919; it is considered a decisive battle in the Latvian War of Independence, which sealed the freedom of the newly proclaimed Republic of Latvia). This day is celebrated very widely. November as a whole is called the month of patriotism in Latvia.


18 November 2022 – Independence Day of the Republic of Latvia

Sveicam Latvijas Republikas proklamēšanas gadadienā! (Congratulations on the Independence Day of the Republic of Latvia!)

On 18 November 1918, at the Latvian National Theatre, the independence of the Republic of Latvia was proclaimed, but soon had to be defended again in the War of Independence in 1919. In 2022, the Republic of Latvia will celebrate its one hundred and third anniversary.


24 December 2022 – Christmas Eve


25 December 2022 – Christmas Day


26 December 2022 – second day of Christmas

Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus! (Merry Christmas!)


31 December 2022 – New Year’s Eve

Gaišu un priecīgu gadumiju! (Happy New Year!)


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