Latviešu Close
Back to all news

What you need to know about May 4th?

  • Thursday, May 4, 2023
  • Free

What is May 4 and the White Table Celebration?

The anniversary of the declaration of independence of the Republic of Latvia is celebrated on 4 May, in Latvia and elsewhere in the world. On May 4, 1990, 138 of the 201 deputies of the Supreme Council adopted a declaration “on restoration of independence of the Republic of Latvia”, reordering a new – white – page in the history of Latvia. Celebrating this remarkable event, in honour of the restoration of independence of Latvia’s state, the White Table Table Festival is also celebrated as families come together for a festive feast at a white tablecloth-covered festival table.