4. JUN - 27. AUG, 2017
The Cēsis Castle folk invite you on a journey, centuries into the hygene in the Middle Ages. How people kept themselves clean? How often could one wash without harming his health? How should a decent man smell? How to prevent bad breath? How to keep fleas and lice away? Six thematic Sundays throughout the summer will be filled with hands-on activities, mini-lectures and performances all about the ways people took care of personal hygene 500 years ago. Feel, discover and experience the Middle Ages in a real medieval castle!
04.06. ‘SMELLS OF HISTORY’ or scents and stenches of the Middle Ages
18.06. ‘SCRUB AND RUB’ or the art of keeping clean in the Middle Ages
16.07. ‘DREADED NEIGHBOURS’ or guide to medieval pest control
30.07. ‘ALL THINGS LADY’ or medieval woman’s health and beauty
13.08. ‘GREATEST OF CHAMBERS’ or toilets in a medieval castle
27.08. ‘PRETTY HYGENIC’ or have to look after your teeth, nails and hair the medieval way