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Festival ''Silver Bells'' starts online

Festival ''Silver Bells'' starts online

From 14 to 16 January, the XIV International Festival of Sacred Music "Silver Bells" begins. This time, the performances of the festival participants and the best performances of the contestants will be available online - on the Youtube channel "Latvian Contests" in the form of video recordings.

More than 150 participants (ensembles, choirs and choral conductors) have registered for the

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The Rothko Centre offers discount admission on 16 January

The Rothko Centre offers discount admission on 16 January

Culture news 18
Daugavpils University invites third-country nationals to enroll in free courses of Latvian language

Daugavpils University invites third-country nationals to enroll in free courses of Latvian language

Education news 36
Experts of Daugavpils Innovation Centre participated in the international training on design thinking in the development of expositions

Experts of Daugavpils Innovation Centre participated in the international training on design thinking in the development of expositions

City news 34
Discount admission to the Rothko Centre over Christmas

Discount admission to the Rothko Centre over Christmas

City news 81
A new site-specific public art project to be opened in Daugavpils Fortress on 21 December

A new site-specific public art project to be opened in Daugavpils Fortress on 21 December

Culture news 141

Daugavpils is Diversity

Daugavpils ir daudzveidība

The gates of Daugavpils have three symbolic keys, marked in the coat of arms of the city which was approved in 1925: a river, a fortress and a lily, or, in other words, a road, a house and a prayer. These are three concepts that are not related to any particular nationality, culture or religion, but confirm the general human values ​​of the peoples living here.

Is it reward or punishment that Daugavpils has its peculiar and special fate and place in Latvia? This fate is closely linked with the Daugava, the river of fate, the ancient amber route from the Varangians to the Greeks, on the banks of which a city has grown, which, in various variations and at different times, has borne its name: Düna (Dünaburg), Dvina (Dvinska), Daugava (Daugavpils). According to the ancient etymology, the hydronym Daug-ava means a lot, and Daugavpils is indeed a city rich in waters, rich in languages, culture, denominations, and fates, it is a city where multi-ethnical and multicultural environment has been developed since ancient times, accumulating as in a hope chest experience in how to bring together people of many nationalities and many faiths, how to stay yourself without disparaging and destroying the others.

Anna Rancāne

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