It hasn't taken the passionate Green and White Army long to make themselves at home in the stag and hen capital of Europe.
This is party paradise where the booze is cheap and the nightclubs stay open long into the night.
And for the thousands of Northern Ireland supporters who have descended on the Latvian capital this week that seems to be the perfect combination.
Beautiful city centre squares have been taken over by the different supporters club from all over the province.
They have decked the bars out with Northern Ireland banners and it seems to fascinate the locals who are only too happy to welcome the Green and White Army to their magnificent city ? which is steeped in history and culture as well as bars.
During one official tour of the city on Thursday afternoon a guide was asked to stop for a while so the American tourists could watch and listen to the singing of the Northern Ireland supporters.
Of course the fans didn't disappoint, not when they had an audience to entertain, so they gave the group a wonderful rendition of all their favourite Windsor Park songs and chants.
Pictures were taken and memories stored.
Nigel Worthington even saw at first hand the sizeable Green and White Army in party mood during his first away trip as boss.
He was out for a quiet afternoon stroll around the city with his backroom staff when he walked past a huge contingent of the Green and White Army.
They certainly didn't miss him and chanted his name continuously as he walked down a busy street until he turned and gave them a wave.
These little outbursts of song are simply them tuning up ahead of tonight's match at the Skonto Stadium in the city centre.
That's when the Green and White Army will be in their element and they intend to make yet another huge contribution to the Northern Ireland cause.