Hip Guide to Latvia

Hip Guide to Latvia
Latvia is one of the three Baltic Republics which have only recently achieved independence from Russia in the 1990s. Latvian history was a scene of bloody turmoil for a thousand years as they were fought over by the Germans and Russians. Rige is the capitol city, and will be the European Capitol of Culture in 2014. Riga is known for its Art Nouveau and Jugendstil architecture and for being one of the largest cities in Northern Europe.Whether you come for a quick visit or extended tour, you will find a wealth of information about destinations here. The Hip Guide to Latvia offers the highlights of the country, and contains many tips for making your stay here more rewarding.The Hip Guide to Latvia is your source for hotel reservations, tourist information, events, reviews, shopping and much more. Don’t forget to visit our Latvia Photo Gallery! Bookmark this site, and visit whenever you need to find out what’s happening in Latvia.THIS SITE IS INTERACTIVE! You can participate by adding your own reviews, comments, stories or event listings. Don’t forget to tell your friends about us!

Latvia Map

Explore Latvia with this handy interactive map. Double-click to zoom in, and click and drag to move it around. You can change the view from terrain to a street map or a satellite view of the area you are interested in.

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Latvia Public Holidays

1 January – New Year’s Day

The Friday before Easter Sunday Good Friday

March/April Easter Sunday

The day after Easter Sunday Easter Monday

1 May Labor Day

4 May Restoration of Independence Day

Second Sunday of May Mother’s Day

23 June Midsummer Eve

24 June Midsummer

18 November Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia

24 December Christmas Eve

25 December Christmas Day

26 December Boxing Day

31 December New Year’s Eve

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