Public holidays: 18 November 2015 (Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia), 24-26 December 2015 (Christmas), 25-28 March 2016 (Easter), 1 May 2016 (Convocation of the Constituent Assembly of the Republic of Latvia; Labour Day), 4 May 2016 (Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia)
Beginning of the academic yearOccurs generally in the first week of September, but may differ among institutions which are autonomous.
Teaching activity and holidays of the academic year
nstitutions fix periods of teaching activity and holidays. Teaching activity usually is organised from September-December and from February-May.
Higher education institutions in cooperation with their stakeholders from employment organisations autonomously determine the practical training placements (internships) periods for their students.
As regards holidays, there is normally one week around Christmas/New Year and another one at Easter.
Examinations of the academic yearInstitutions fix periods of examinations. Usually examinations proceed after the teaching activity period and take place in January/February and June/July.
End of the academic yearThe academic year generally ends after the last examination of spring or summer semester.