Day of International Recognition (de jure) of the Republic of Latvia (26/01)

January 26 is celebrated in Latvia as the Day of International Recognition (de jure) of the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republikas starptautiskās (de jure) atzīšanas diena).

On November 18, 1918, the Act of Independence was proclaimed in Riga, according to which Latvia became an independent state.

On January 26, 1921, the countries of the Friendly Agreement - Great Britain, France, Italy, Japan and Belgium, who won the First World War - recognized the independence of Latvia de jure.