We can find the first major celebrations of the November 18th as national holiday in Tukums in local newspapers from 1920 onwards. Most of them have happened according to one scenario: at 8 am bell church bells and coral in the tower of Tukums Evangelical Lutheran Church are played by guard orchestra, then at 9.15 a memorial service is held in the Brother Cemetery with a wreath laying. At 10 am the city board begins its solemn meeting with representatives of institutions, organizations and the public. At 11 am - Formal festive services in all churches, but at 12.30 - Parade in the Market Square with the participation of guards, firefighters, school students and public organizations. At 5 pm, the festive lights are lit - candles are lit in the windows of the houses, but the buildings outside are illuminated. In the evening, residents listen to the President's speech on radio. At 6 pm there will be a solemn event and a festive performance at the Hospitality Society House, followed by a ball.
Source: Tukums Town History Museum "Pils tornis". Photography - Celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Latvian state in Tukums, Market Square. 1923. Photo by Ž.Bergs. TMNM 37906