Lāčplēsis day & Proclamation Day (November)

Lacpelesa day - 11 November

11th of November – Lāčplēsis Day

On November 11 every year, Latvia lights up numerous candles to commemorate the Latvian army’s victory over the West Russian Volunteer Army led by general Pavel Bermont-Avalov on November 11, 1919. On this day Latvia honours Latvian Freedom Fighters.

18 November — Proclamation Day of the Republic of Latvia

The Independence of Latvia was proclaimed on 18 November 1918 at the Latvian National Theatre. This day in Latvia is a public holiday — public institutions and the majority of private enterprises are closed, various events take place throughout the day.

Text – LiveRiga

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