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Town’s Christmas Tree Lighted in Ikšķile

On the 2nd Advent town’s Christmas tree was lighted at Ikšķile Culture House. The event was attended by Ikšķile town and municipality residents and guests.

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 „Advent is a way of light to Christmas, and today we light second Advent candle. As always, each municipality has its own main Christmas tree. For some time now our Christmas tree stood alone next to the Culture House, therefore we should know special incantation to light up the Christmas tree,” told the Chairman of Ikšķile municipality Council Indulis Trapiņš. After reciting some poems, lighting sparklers and loud calling “Christmas tree, Christmas tree, light up!” the symbol of Christmas lighted up and became magnificent.

 

Before the lighting of the Christmas tree, Christmas concert "Sniegbaltā lūgšana" (A snow-white prayer) took place in Ikšķile Culture House. Ikšķile youth choir „Soare”, Ikšķile amateur theatre, and guest artists – Dimanta Sisters, Kristīne Šomase, Atis Ieviņš and Arvīds Berķis took part in the concert.

 

After the event everyone had an opportunity to try dog sledding.

 

Translated by Amanda Vilcāne

Date: 16 / 01 / 2021
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