Yet another year is drawing to a close and even though hardly anyone is looking forward to the dark days and nights of winter when the sun rises only to begin setting again, the coming year of 2018 holds special significance for Latvia and many of its neighbours including Estonia and Lithuania. Indeed, all of these nations will celebrate their centenaries next year and Latvians will show their patriotism throughout the coming months finally culminating on November 18, 2018. In honour and anticipation of this momentous event, we’ve published 100 facts about Latvia for each of the nation’s 100 years that we hope you’ll find interesting. You'll also find useful information about the upcoming holiday season including everything you need to know about Christmas markets and other Yuletide events as well as our usual independent reviews of restaurants, nightlife, sights and shops. Don't forget to download our free In Your Pocket City Essentials app.

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