18th November – Latvia’s Independence Day

18 November is the Independence Day of Latvia — there were no borders set, a group of dedicated nationalists proclaimed an independent Latvian state on this date in 1918. Several months after this courageous step had been made, military interventions still went on — the Russian Empire did not want to lose this important territory.

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This day is still the most important national holiday for every Latvian. And this year Latvia celebrates here 99th birthday! Happy birthday Latvia!

Ilze

 


14 thoughts on “18th November – Latvia’s Independence Day

    1. Thank you!! I start to think of… how much time we spend under USSR flag… From 1944 – 1991… Well we are young as a country only 99 years and half of them in USSR….

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