The centerpieces of the celebrations as usual are the military parade beside the Daugava river in Rīga and a speech by President Egils Levits.
Some events will be available to watch via the LTV online service [geoblocking may apply in some territories].
Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš tweeted a message saying Latvians were privileged to have their own country where they could live in freedom and should be proud of that fact while working together for the future.
Messages of congratulation have been arriving from other countries, too, with Estonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid leading the way.
Soggy morning back in Tallinn made better by the beautiful Latvian flags in front of the Office of the President to celebrate the independence day of Latvia. @valstsgriba and everyone else: thank you for being such close friends. Priecīgu Latvijas dzimšanas dienu! 🇱🇻 🇪🇪 🇱🇻 🇪🇪 pic.twitter.com/Uexs92FCDF— Kersti Kaljulaid (@KerstiKaljulaid) November 18, 2019
President Gitanas Nausėda of Lithuania also extended congratulations to President Egils Levits and the people of Latvia celebrating the 101st anniversary of independence.
“Our people are closely connected by the bonds of neighborhood, the Baltic tradition and shared historical experience on the path to independence. Next year, Lithuania and Latvia will celebrate 30 meaningful years of reestablished national statehood. I am confident that the Lithuanian-Latvian friendship built on shared values will grow increasingly stronger, opening new avenues for joint initiatives in culture, arts, science, and business,” President Nausėda wrote in his message of congratulations.
We at LSM wish you all a very happy day wherever you are in the world!