Per Bødker Andersen, President of UBC
The news of Paweł’s death came as shock to me. It is so painful to accept that he is gone! There are no words to express my grief and sorrow.
Please convey my deepest sympathy to his family, friends, co-workers. I am with them in my thoughts in this difficult moments. I stand in solidarity with all Gdańsk inhabitants, in condemnation of this act of violence.
Soon after the Christmas Tree has been lit in the Duke Jacob's Square at 1st of December, the city is preparing itself for celebration of the New Year's Eve. On December 31st, at 23 New Year's celebration will take place on Post Island. And the magnificent fireworks right after the midnight 00:25 will make it even more breathtaking for everyone in Jelgava.
Concerts in St. Anna Church and in Jelgava Culture House mark the beginning of celebration devoted to proclamation of the Republic of Latvia, while songs in Duke Jacob’s Square spread the patriotism around the city.
The Metal festival is educational, informative and leisure event for inhabitants and guests where it will be possible to enjoy art and culture as well as find out about education, career and job opportunities in the area of metalworking. Jelgava is industrial city and this is the reason why metalworking skills are respected here. During the holidays Days of Engineers will take place, which motivate the young people to pay attention to machinery and technical solutions. Jelgava city streets will transform into the "Pro - Kart" Championship track.
Last Saturday of August is marked by a festival that stresses importance of healthy lifestyle and significance of bread, honey and milk. One can enjoy many games, taste natural products, buy goods in a market and witness new records. The main event of the day is the milk carton boat regatta that where teams try to outdo each other in building the most amazing raft.
Old Latvian traditions come to life on the longest day of the year. The Herb market in Duke Jacob's Square is the event that brings Līgo songs and the fresh summer smell of the herbs to the city. Cheese, diadems, beer, bread, birch-boughs – think of it and you’ll find it in the market.
Amazing sculptures made of 600 tons of sand in the “Summer Signs” festival will make you look at sand in a whole different way. Here you can see art, read a story, even a history - all made of sand. Artwork of artists from around the world along concerts and activities for the whole family make this an event not to miss.
Last weekend of May is special to everyone here in Jelgava. Citizens and guests can plunge into our City festival that offers wide range of activities, including performances, shows, exhibitions, concerts and numerous parades.