Latvia

SHORT INFORMATION

Lakes and rivers of Latvia

Latvia has over 12,500 rivers that stretch for 38,000 kilometres, as well as 2,256 lakes that are bigger than 1 ha, with a collective area of 1,000 sq. km.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Latvian Beer

Anyone who likes beer and is thinking of visiting Latvia may consider to try some of the local brews that Latvia has to offer and let me tell you, there is no shortage of great tasting Latvian beers waiting to be drunk! Beer in Latvian is known as Alus an important word to know!

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

National Holidays

Festivities to celebrate the New Year begin in the evening of December 31 In recent years, both the President and Prime Minister address the people on national TV. While champagne toasts are common, many Latvian families partake in a variety of traditional rituals to ensure good luck and prosperity in the New Year.