Restoration of Independence of Latvia

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AKA NameLatvijas Neatkarības Atjaunošana
HashtagsCompiled on#Latvia
Related Hashtags#4maijs
2024 DateMay 4, 2024
2025 DateMay 4, 2025

Restoration of Independence of Latvia

Restoration of Independence Day commemorates the Declaration on the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia in 1990. In 1940, during World War II, Latvia lost its independence as it was occupied by German and Soviet forces. On 4 May 1990, the Declaration of Independence was adopted with a majority vote. The Declaration also stated that it had remained sovereign throughout the time it was under Soviet occupation and that Soviet occupation had been against the will of the Latvian people.

Restoration of Independence Day is celebrated annually on 4 May.

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Top facts about Restoration of Independence of Latvia

  • The restoration of Latvian independence occurred in the midst of the political turmoil that ensued as the Soviet Union fell apart.
  • On the 50th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, a human chain, called the Baltic Way, was formed between Tallin, Estonia, Riga, Latvia and Vilnius, Lithuania.

Restoration of Independence of Latvia Top Things to Do

  • Generate awareness on social media for the day by posting pictures of you and your friends wearing your Latvian colours with the hashtags #latvian, #independencelatvia and #RestoreIndependenceLatvia.
  • Enjoy the evening fireworks in downtown Riga. They are some of the largest fireworks in the country.

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