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Princesses and horses
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Strongman Contest "The Strongest Jotvingian"
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Ancient, Historica & Traditional Crafts
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The Great Battle of Jotva Castle
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Fire Show & Dances
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Music concerts
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Fighting Tournament
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Brave Warriors Of Jotva Castle
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Medieval Skill At Arms Tournament
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Historical Baltic Animal Breeds
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Medieval Trials
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Medieval Dances

GATES OF JOTVA – YOUR GATES TO OUR HISTORY

GATES OF JOTVA is the largest living history festival in southern Lithuania dedicated to the history of Alytus and Baltic nation Jotvingiai that once lived here. It is an expression and the identity of the city through the living history, ethnic culture and traditions. 

Kasmet besikeičianti ir atsinaujinanti renginio programa kviečia įsitraukti renginio lankytoją ir kurti festivalį kartu su renginio dalyviais. Atsisakydami prekybininko – pirkėjo santykio mes vis labiau tampame bendruomenės dalimi. Šiandien festivalio bendruomenės, rytoj- visos mūsų miestiečių ir tautiečių bendruomenės. Festivalio lankytoją vis labiau skatiname domėtis, klausti, išbandyti amatus ir įsitraukti į renginio veiklas: senovės amatus bei amatų dirbtuves, šokių ar jaunojo kario mokymus, pilies puolimo komandos pasiruošimą, paskaitas, lankininkų varžybas, įvairius konkursus ir kitas veiklas. fg 

The event is open for everyone, both young and old, who are interested in history, traditions, ethnic culture and archeology. For everyone who are passionate and active cultural users.

Particular attention is paid to young people and young families. Here you can always find many activities that you can engage with, learn, make it yourself and bring something cute to remember for your beloved once. 

Every year, the festival's volunteer team brings together active young people from local educational institutions who with great enthusiasm contribute to the smooth implementation of project activities.

We also encourage young craftsmen who have graduated from the crafts programs or have a national heritage certificate to present the creative process for the visitors in the craft workshops and selling their hand crafted works in the event crafts fair.

All together let's open the gate to our history!

programa

2022 metų Liepos 16 - 17 dienomis.

July 16, Saturday

12.00 Beginning of the event.
12.00 – 18.00 Exhibition of weapons and armor – Viduramžių Pasiuntiniai // Messengers of the Middle Ages.
12.00 – 20.00 Courtyard of old crafts.
12.00 – 20.00 Archers camp. Shooting at targets from different positions – Phoenix Feather // Fenikso Plunksna.
12.00 – 20.00 School of the young warrior - fencing with soft weapons for adults and children. Living history and experimental archeology club Chorna Galych, Lviv, Ukraine.
12.15 Concert of atmospheric folk music Tamsaulė.
13.00 Lietuvos sakalininkai pasirodymas – Virginijus Narkus (prie scenos).
13.30 Lecture – The executioner and his cheerful life. About the life of a medieval executioner in the LDK, about science and professionalism – culturologist Assoc. Prof. Dr. Juozapas Blažiūnas (in the lecture tent).
14.00 Strongest Yotvingian – strongman competition for spectators and professionals. For sport supplement shop TMG Sport and sports club Žalgiris prizes to win – Vilmantas Bliujus, Gabija Zairytė, Sports club Žalgiris.
15.00 Lecture in Russian – About food and feasts in Medieval Europe and Livonia – Gunta Dege, experimental archeology club Senzeme, Latvija (in the lecture tent).
15.30 Performance of the knights and demonstration of weapons – Military Heritage Club Viduramžių Pasiuntiniai // Messengers of the Middle Ages.
16.00 – 18.00 School of young archaeologists – Jovita Kadikinaitė, Sabina Buchovecka, Alytus (at the craft yard).
16.10 Lecture in Ukrainian – Protection of cultural heritage during the wartime – Roman Lubun, Chorna Galich, Lviv, Ukraine.
16.30 Medieval dances and dance workshop – the old dance troupe Festa Cortese, Vilnius.
17.00 Tankuojis – partisan folklore band.
17.30 Presentation of the old beer production – brewer Artūras Masiliauskas.
18.00 The past between us – conversations on historical topics - Kęstutis Tamulevičius and Virginijus Oželis – Alytus Collectors Club. Moderator Liudas Ramanauskas, Alytus City Radio FM99 (on stage).
18.45 Meškos kūlis – wrestling in a battle circle – Tomas Gervė, Lietuviškų ristynių federacija.
19.00 Preparing crayfish in an archaic way – Dusetos brewer Ramūnas Čižas.
19.15 Тоlumėlė – postfolk performance by Virginija Pievos.
20.00 Medieval tournament in the battle circle.
21.30 Heart. New Authenticity – gratitude concert to Lithuania – Jurij Josуfovych, Lviv, Ukraine.
22.30 Fire dancing – Čiutyta.

July 17, Sunday

12.00 Courtyard of old crafts.
12.00 – 17.00 Archers camp. Shooting at targets from different positions – Phoenix Feather // Fenikso Plunksna.
12.00 – 15.00 School of the young warrior – fencing with soft weapons for adults and children. Military craft club Chorna Galych (Ukraine).
13.00 - 16.00 Medieval tricks and jokes – Viačeslavas Mickevičius.
12.30 Archery tournament – Fenikso Plunksna // Phoenix Feather.
13.00 Dzūkija region folk–rock performance Sidabro.
13.45 Lecture – Origin of surnames. In search of the old blood – culturologist Assoc. Prof. Dr. Juozapas Blažiūnas (in the lecture tent).
14.30 Lecture in Russian – Decorations of medieval Riga based on archeological finds – Gunta Dege, experimental archeology club Senzeme, Latvia (in the lecture tent).
15.00 Performance of medieval music Hansanova.
15.30 Lecture – Historical wooden toys, toy weapons, horns – Algirdas Juškevičius.
16.00 Folk music band Svirtis.
17.00 End of the event.

Throughout the event, you will be able to take pictures with the falcons, as well as participate in the following:
– Craft yard and military camp.
– Drawing workshops for the little ones – Erika Vadeikaitė - Аdomaitienė.
– Exhibition of ancient armor and weapons.
– Horse riding – riding club Ruminos jojimo klubas.
– Archery camp. Shooting at targets from different positions – Fenikso Plunksna.
– Trade fair on the street Šilo.
– Exhibition of the Alytus Museum When there are no trees left for souls.
– Exhibition of the military museum Sword to Victory.
Entrance free. Parking and entrance with vechicles is not available. Parking at the premises of the festival.

Our partners and sponsors

FOR TRADERS OF THE FAIR

Liepos 16-17 dienomis festivalio „Jotvos vartai“ metu organizuojama tautodailininkų bei prekybininkų mugė.

Trading is arranged so that traders are always in the midst of the festival events. In the fair, we give priority to the craftsmen of exceptional hand works, craftsmen who hold national heritage certificates, beginners of the trade and craft. We are also glad to welcome the culinary heritage. Trading places in the merchant area are distributed on a contractually agreed basis. Trading during the fair in the event territory are allowed only with the permits approved by the organizer and after payment of the participant's fee.

VOLUNTEERS

We invite you to become part of the festival Volunteer Team and contribute to the implementation of the largest event in southern Lithuania.

KODĖL TURĖČIAU IR KĄ VEIKSIM? Festivalyje daug priežiūros, tvarkymo ir ypatingai pasiruošimo darbų, kurių metu savanoriai turės galimybę pabendrauti su festivalio dalyviais, partneriais ir rėmėjais. Turėsite galimybę įgyti komandinio darbo įgūdžių, praktikos organizaciniuose darbuose, gauti praktikos pažymėjimą ir žinoma gerai praleisti laiką su naujais draugais. Uoliausių laukia skatinamieji prizai. Festivalis „JOTVOS VARTAI“ siekia suburti atsakingų, pozityvių, motyvuotų, iniciatyvių ir nebijančių bendrauti savanorių komandą, kuri būtų pasirengusi visada padėti renginio svečiams ir organizatoriams. Patirtis nėra būtina. Kai kuriais atvejais patirties neturėjimas yra potencialių savanorių privalumas.

Contacts

Fare time:

Liepos 16 -17 d. 

Dainų Slėnis, J. Basanavičiaus street., Alytus town.

Registration and information:

E-mail: info@argostudio.lt

Tel. +370 650 81648

Place of the event