Kraslava (Latvia)

Krāslava is a major town in Krāslava municipality, in the Latgalia region of eastern Latvia. Krāslava was an important hillfort on the waterway from Variags to Greeks since early Middle Ages, part of the orthodox Principality of Jersika in 13th century. Kraslavas region is situated in the South-Eastern part of Latvia, where the European Union meets with Belarus. It is difficult to resist the charm of region lakes, which form fabulous natural landscape. Daugava, Latvia’s determining river, flows through it. Kraslavas regional cultural environment is unique. It brings together several folk traditions, creating a common unique cultural image, which includes four different confessions, holiday celebrating traditions, national cuisine, dances, songs … 146 lake diversity of Kraslavas region invites to experience the joy of water, to relax in lake waters in the summer heat. In a real new lake kingdom. Traditional Krāslava town festival is organized every year in the mid-July. Both town dwellers and visitors enjoy events and concerts, in which perform not only Krāslava dwellers, but also the guest artists.