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Tourism season in Kekava region has been launched PDF Print E-mail

On Saturday 14th of May the new tourism season was launched with a diverse events programme.

 

On significant tour-trip was launched from the tourism information centre of the Kevava municipality in the morning of that day. The tour-trip went to the church of Katlakalns, looked at the tree nursery groves, visited the local history museum of Kekava, but the delightful snacks were provided by the farm of Dorites. The tour-trip was concluded at the Hillfort of Daugmale where they joined with the rest of the participants celebrating the event of Daugmale Hillfort.

 


 

At the end of the tour-trip the participants were very thankful – the tour trip and the event itself revealed how interesting and attractive the area they live in is.

 

The event of Daugmale Hillfort was a reason for many of the locals to pay the first visit to the site. Organisers of the event argue that the six-hours long celebration programme was attended by approximately three hundred people mostly locals, people living in the municipality of Kekava, neighbours from Salaspils, Riga and elsewhere. For instance, the Rozklani family from Salaspils, visited the Hillfort for the first time  - “We read the information and decided to take on the opportunity to spend today outdoors”. The event of Daugmale Hillfort is an event for the whole family, thus the family of Rozkalni expressed a wish that this event would become a good tradition in the future.

 

Most attention from the visitors was earned by the exhibition of ancient fights, a mock-siege of the Hillfort, archery and javelin ranges were a place of attraction for children and adults alike, as well as the local produce was quite popular – honey, pottery products and jewellery. Unfortunately, due to the high winds, the trip on an authentic Viking boat Pardus was not possible.

 

Also, a hype was generated among the visitors by the central event of the night of 14th May – Museum nights’ event Kaimini at the local history museum of Kekava. The evening brought together almost 500 visitors, who were offered to take part in interesting and well-witted contests and competitions, treat themselves with the kebab of neighbours, see museum exhibition free of charge, take a trip on a droshka and to see the play Kaimini by Miltu teatris.

 

Prepared by:

 

Arta Platace

Kekava Municipality Agency of Culture

Public Relation Specalist

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Ķekavas novadā atklāta tūrisma sezona

 

 

 

Sestdien, 14.maijā Ķekavas novadā ar daudzpusīgu programmu tika atklāta jaunā tūrisma sezona.

 

Rīta pusē no Ķekavas novada tūrisma informācijas centra startēja paprāvs pulciņš ekskursijas dalībnieku. Viņi devās uz Katlakalna baznīcu, apskatīja dendroloģiskos stādījumus, viesojās Ķekavas novadpētniecības muzejā, kā arī mielojās ar z/s Dorītes sarūpētajiem gardumiem. Ekskursija noslēdzās Daugmales pilskalnā, kur pievienojās Daugmales pilskalna svētku dalībniekiem.

Pēc ekskursijas tās dalībnieki teica lielu paldies: ekskursija un pilskalna svētki parādīja to, cik interesants un saistošs ir novads, kurā dzīvo.

 

Daudziem novadniekiem Daugmales pilskalna svētki bija iemesls, lai pirmo reizi viesotos Daugmales pilskalnā. Organizatori lēš, ka sešu stundu garo svētku programmu apmeklēja aptuveni 300 viesu – daugmalieši, Ķekavas novada iedzīvotāji, kaimiņi no Salaspils, Rīgas un citām vietām. Piemēram, Rožkalnu ģimene no Salaspils Daugmales pilskalnu apmeklēja pirmo reizi: „Izlasījām informāciju un nolēmām izmantot izdevību, lai šo dienu pavadītu kopā brīvā dabā.” Daugmales pilskalna svētki esot pasākums ģimenei, tāpēc Rožkalni vēlēja, lai šāds pasākums nākotnē kļūst par labu tradīciju.

 

Apmeklētāju vislielāko uzmanību izpelnījās seno cīņu paraugdemonstrējumi, imitētais uzbrukums pilskalnam, bērni un pieaugušie pulcējās pie loka šaušanas un šķēpa mešanas stendiem, nesmādēti tika arī vietējo tirgotāju produkcija – medus, keramikas izstrādājumi un rotas. Diemžēl, lielā vēja dēļ izbrauciens ar vikingu laiku Pardus daudziem interesentiem gāja secen.

 

Lielu apmeklētāju interesi raisīja arī 14.maija nakts centrālais notikums – Muzeju nakts pasākums Kaimiņi Ķekavas novadpētniecības muzejā. Vakara laikā tur pulcējās gandrīz 500 interesentu, kuriem bija iespēja piedalīties interesantos un asprātīgos konkursos un sacensībās, mieloties ar kaimiņa kebabu, par velti aplūkot muzeja ekspozīcijas, vizināties ar drošku un noskatīties Miltu teātra iestudēto lugu "Kaimiņi".

 

 

 

Sagatavoja:

Arta Platace
Ķekavas novada kultūras aģentūras
Sabiedrisko attiecību speciāliste
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Mob.tālrunis: +371 29475634

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2011 20:03
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Event participants and groups PDF Print E-mail

Ancient fighting clubs and craftsmen from Latvia:

Baltava, Bražas, Excertitus regensis, Fram, Geidānmuiža, Gerdene, Brotherhood of Cours, Lübeck, Pardus, Primitīvisti, Rodenpoys, Senzeme, SVD, Ugunszīme, Uģis Drava, Zigmaļi.

Ancient fighting clubs from Lithuania:

Jotva, Semigali, Karionys, Sinkala, Stebule, Sudovas taurus, Utgardas, Varciai, Varingis

Ancient fighting clubs from Estonia:

Nirks, Reas

Ancient fighting clubs from Finland:

Greiwolves

Instrumental-vocal bands:

Auļi, Vilkači, Folklore group "Laiva", Vēja vārti, Vējam kabatā, Folklore group of Katlakalns

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 09:57
 
Photo Gallery PDF Print E-mail

First Gallery from the Daugmale Hillfort Event

The battle of Hillfort Siege

Ancient settlement

Group performances

Ancient settlement craftsmen in action

Ancient fighting shows

Viking ship PARDUS

Archery shooting and javelin throwing

Event visitors

Horse-back riding opportunities during the event

Artificial cliff wall

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:43
 
Getting there PDF Print E-mail

Event area layout

Please see detailed directions of how to get here and the layout of the event area in the map.


See Daugmale Hillfort Event 2011 on an enlarged map

Public transportation

In order to reach Daugmale Hillfort by public transportation, route tax no.: 6779 (A/S Rigas taksomentru parks). The running timetable is published here. You must get off the transport at Bramberge, proceed by following the directions on the road.

Private transport

Following the Riga – Jaunjelgava motorway (P85) until the 6th kilometre following the direction of “Daugmale pilskalns”.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016 20:17
 
History PDF Print E-mail

About the Hillfort of Daugmale

Over the centuries, the fates of people living on the shores of Daugava have been affected by the presence of the river. Daugava was a road uniting Latgallians, the Semigallians and the Livonians with the nations of Scandinavia and Russians, but separated them from the people of Fenno-ugrian origin and the Balts. Countless forces and armies have stepped on this land.

Evidence on the former activity in the area is provided by the ancient Hillfort of Daugmale. No one is able to list all the names this Hillfort has been once called in. One of the most ancient is Handvana or the city next to Daugava, as well as it has assumed the name of Baltgalvis, the Hillfort at TIci and Pukstni, but now, already for quite a while it has been referred to as the Hillfort of Daugmale.

The History of Denmark as depicted by the 13th century Danish-origin historian Sax Grammarian, mentions a certain city of Daugava/Duna and its ruler Handvans, who waged a war against the mythical Vikings – Hading and Frodi.

The Chronicle by Indrikis of Livonia also makes a reference to a Semigallian harbour that sat on the shore of Daugava. The Hillfort of Daugmale was the most prominent transit trading outpost during the 10th to 12th century in the proximity of the bay of Riga. Just 30km away from the sea, back that it flourished. A most luxurious collection of imported items in eastern Baltics for the time was recovered in the area of Hillfort of Daugmale – it once was a hectares large ancient town with gates and a road that led to the harbour on the shore of Daugava.

The first ancient items recovered from the area were characteristic to Balts, but later items – to Livonians. Among the items recovered were a multitude of various coins, indicated towards the fact that the area once was a well-developed trading outpost between many nations. However, the various crafting tools and household items reveal that the area was known for housing a well-developed craftsmanship. The amount of pottery shards originating from both non-wheel-made and wheel-made pottery design exceed 200 thousand items. That is not it! Also many residential and household buildings with stone and clay stoves  have been revealed including a pottery kiln, mill, jewellery crafts shops, ironing casting overs, fortification remains and the gates of the ancient city.

Daugmale has often suffered from grave atrocities of war and in spite of that it has reborn, archaeologists have established that during its time of existence the Hillfort has been burned at least fourteen times.

It has not been yet established what events took place at the Hillfort in the end of 12th century… The ancient and wealthy city simply vanished in the end of 12th century…

Let us meet on the Hillfort of Daugmale to relive the myths and events that have once taken place here!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 15:34
 
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