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November 18 - Independence day!


For every Latvian, November 18 is important national holiday, commemorating the creation of the independent Latvian state in 1918.  We invite you to celebrate this day with locals and get the feeling of unity of our people, attending events in Riga!


Riga will offer a great range of events, concerts and several fire and light installations in  city’s parks.

Latvian National Museum of History also invite everyone to visit free of charge on November 17th (10:00-16:00) and 18th (11:00-18:00)

Top events in Riga worth visiting on November 18:

  • At 13:00, November 11 Krastmala (near the Daugava river) Military parade of the National Armed Forces will take place.
  • 18:00–23:00 – Live fire objects “River of Light” along the City Canal.
  • 20:10–20:20 Multimedia laser show over the Freedom Monument. (Show will be repeated four times per hour until 23:00).
  • And at 19:00 will begin the torchlight procession through the city, which everyone is welcome to participate in. This year Riga will not be holding the yearly fireworks.

But there is a lot more to choose from, check the full program of events in Riga.


Fireworks in Ogre town on November 18th.

As a matter of fact, if you would like to enjoy the festive firework show, we recommend visiting a charming town Ogre. Which is ~40min train ride from Riga.

In Ogre you can enjoy beautiful and festive installations, multimedia fountain and have a dinner in city centre – Brivibas str. (1 minute walk from the train station (left side)).

Then at 19.00 Holiday fireworks will take place on the banks of the Daugava near the environmental design object OGRES BĀKA. (just 5 minute walking distance from the train station (right side)).

Even so, we are sure that this day will be filled with many events to choose from that will allow you to feel the unity and patriotism of the people of Latvia!