RIGA - Latvia marks 104 years since the proclamation of independence.
The program of festive events will begin in the morning of November 18 with an ecumenical service in Riga Cathedral, followed by a flower-laying ceremony by the Freedom Monument.
Later, a military parade featuring units of the National Armed Forces, law enforcement agencies and foreign allies will take place on the November 11 Embankment.
In the evening, President Egils Levits will deliver an address to the nation at a festive event by the Freedom Monument.
Various other concerts and events will take place in towns and cities throughout the country today.
Latvia proclaimed independence at 4 p.m. on November 18, 1918 at the Riga Second Theater, now Latvian National Theater.