Public holidays: 18 November 2016 (Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia), 24-26 December 2016 (Christmas), 14-17 April 2017 (Easter), 1 May 2017 (Convocation of the Constituent Assembly of the Republic of Latvia; Labour Day), 4 May 2017 (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 yearInstitutions fix periods of teaching activity and
holidays. Teaching activity usually is
organised from September to December and
from February to 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 the holidays, there is usually 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