On July 17, an action dedicated to the 209th anniversary of the baptism of fire of the Daugavpils fortress will take place in the fortress.
It was 209 years ago that the unfinished Daugavpils (at that time Dinaburg) fortress repelled the attack of the 10th corps of the Great Army under the command of Marshal Oudinot. At the beginning of July 1812, French troops attempted to seize the Dinaburg fortress, but the brave garrison was able to hold its positions and repel the enemy’s attack.
The action will begin at 10 am and throughout the day, until late in the evening, various amusements will take place in the area of the Nikolaev Gate. Guests of the fortress will be able to watch the solemn ceremony of raising the serf flag and opening the Nikolaev gate, the traditional cannon shot, they will have the opportunity to find something unique for themselves in the artisan market, see representatives of military and civil reconstruction, as well as watch master classes of dance groups and clubs of military historical reconstruction. A minute of silence will be held in the Commandant’s Garden in honor of the soldiers and civilians killed in the 1812 war. The evening will end with a colorful fire show with pyrotechnic elements.
We remind you that each visitor to the action in the fortress is responsible for his own health and the health of others, we ask you to keep your distance, and we also recommend using personal protective equipment for your mouth and nose – medical or hygienic masks.
Source: GOROD.LV – новости Даугавпилса by gorod.lv.
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