Independence Day of Latvia

Latvia November 18 2016.

Independence Day of Latvia is November 18, national holiday. Republic of Latvia was proclaimed on November 18 in 1918 at the Latvian National Theatre. November is called patriotic month in Latvia as two very important events happened November 18 Independence day and November 11 Lāšpēša Day Latvian riflemen victory over West Russian Volunteer Army led by general Pavel Bermont-Avalov on November 11 1919.


Program in Riga:

10.30 Freedom Monument

Flower- laying ceremony by government officials

14.00 November 11 Embankment (11 novembra krastmala)

A parade of the National Armed Forces

19.20 – 20.20 Square by Freedom Monument

Official celebration concert

20.00 Square by Freedom Monument

Raimonds Vējonis President of Latvia speech

21.00 November 11 Embankment (11 novembra krastmala)

Singing together anthem of Latvia “DIEVS, SVĒTĪ LATVIJU!”


During a day there are happening many other events around Riga in concert halls, churches and museums dedicated to proclamation of Latvia and Independence Day.

And as usual public transport is free of charge on November 18! Everyone can participate celebration!