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Daugavpils will host a celebration of the 230th anniversary of the first European constitution

Daugavpils will host a celebration of the 230th anniversary of the first European constitution

On May 3, 1791, a new constitution was adopted in the Polish-Lithuanian state. „The Constitution of May 3”, as this document is called in the history of Poland and Lithuania, was one of the most progressive basic laws at that time. The adopted constitution was inspired by the political and public opinion of the European Enlightenment and the Constitution of the United States of 1787. Polish lawmakers believed that the government should serve the good of the whole nation, not the interests of a few.

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Daugavpils University – one of the 1000 best universities in the world

Daugavpils University – one of the 1000 best universities in the world

Education news 34
Solveiga Vasiļjeva’s environmental objects in Daugavpils

Solveiga Vasiļjeva’s environmental objects in Daugavpils

Culture news 47
Easter in Daugavpils

Easter in Daugavpils

Culture news 62
Engage in sports activities at Easter in Stropi!

Engage in sports activities at Easter in Stropi!

Sport news 51
Easter atmosphere in Daugavpils Tourist Information Centre

Easter atmosphere in Daugavpils Tourist Information Centre

City news 59

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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