All Souls‘ Day Event

Every year before All Souls' Day, Vilnius Ethnic Culture Centre invites Vilnius schoolchildren and active citizens to gather together and to take care of forgotten graves at Vilnius Karveliškės Cemetery. This event encourages to remember all those who have already passed away and rsz dsc 0034thus, to light up a candle for them.
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ETNO Thursdays. Paper Cutting

Autumn marks the comeback of ETNO Thursdays! On September 28th we invite you to discover the art of traditional paper cutting. Our guest, professional craftswoman Odeta Tumėnaitė-Bražėnienė, will teach you to make paper curtains.

The art of paper cutting originally comes from the Eastern world and is much appreciated in Lithuania since 19th century. The paper decorations were traditionally used as a part of the interior design and can still be applied in a nowadays world.

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September Equinox & Baltic Unity Day 2017

 

Let us celebrate the September Equinox and Baltic Unity Day on September 22nd at 20.00!


This year’s event will commemorate the Krikštai tradition as a unique part of Lithuanian cultural heritage. (Krikštai are wooden burial markers originally created in Western Lithuania.)

The particular part of the Equinox event will traditionally be the fire show where Neris Embankment near King Mindaugas’ bridge will light up with traditional Baltic symbols and various fire sculptures.

The sculptures of Krikštai will be open for visitors from September 15th, at Neris Embarkment near King Mindaugas’ bridge.


Discover Baltic culture in a modern way and step into autumn!

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Kaziukas Fair 2017 Program

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March 3. (Friday)

CATHEDRAL SQUARE
15.00 CEREMONIAL OPENING OF THE KAZIUKAS FAIR.

Kaziukas World of Children
15:00 -18:00. Educational activities for children, parents and their friends with friendly clowns and fairy-tale characters (organizer UAB Naisių vasara)

On stage
16.00. Baltic circus and VMLR Kaunas circus arts academy program.
16.30. Scientific show "Discoverer" of performance.
17.00. Kakė Makes Brain Battle and other fun.
(Organizer UAB Naisių Vasara).

 
AT THE LITHUANIAN NATIONAL DRAMA THEATRE
16.00. Street Circus “Le Artist”.
17.00. Vilnius Teachers' House Samogitian folklore ensemble “Tyklė” (dir. V. Brazaitienė).

TOWN HALL SQUARE
16.30. Naujoji Vilnia folk dance ensemble “Linksmuoliai” (dir. I. Strakalaitytė).
17.00. Naujoji Vilnia of Polish ensemble "Melodija" (dir. J. Stupenko).
17.30. Naujoji Vilnia folk dance ensemble "Vaiva" (dir. J. Galdikiene).

VILNIUS CATHEDRAL
March 3-5. St. Casimir statues Photo Competition and Exhibition.
The exhibition "St. Casimir - Lithuania guardian” of the southern side of the facade of the cathedral.
18.30. VA Mozart "Coronation Mass". In the presence of the Cathedral Choir and Youth Choir “Ąžuoliukas”.
20.00. King Night in the Cathedral. We invite you to visit St. Casimir all night. Time Cathedral will be filled with songs, prayers, cozy stay in silence.

INTERACTIVE SCENE-BARREL (Cathedral sq. by the tower)
March 3-5. Live interviews, photo and video reports, mini-theatrical performances, etc.


March 4. (Saturday)

TOWN HALL SQUARE
12.00. Grigiškės Cultural Center of amateur art collectives.
14.00. Varėna Cultural Center Valkininkai branch women's vocal ensemble “Santaka” (dir. A. Japertienė).
14.30. Jurbarkas Culture Center Band “Santaka” (dir. P. Pojavis).
15.00. Kirtimai Culture Centre folk ensemble “Rasoda” (dir. V. Račkauskienė).
15.30. Mažeikiai District Tirkšliai Cultural Center of folk music band "EVENINGS" (dir. A. Erlickas).
16.30. The Folk Ensemble "Vilnius dzūkuliai" (dir. D. Steponavičienė).
17.00. Instrumental Folk Group “Vydraga” (dir. A. Klova).

AT THE NATIONAL DRAMA THEATRE
11.00. Street Circus “Le Artist”.
12.00. Valkininkai female vocal ensemble “Santaka” (dir. A. Japertienė).
12.30. Mažeikiai District Tirkšliai Cultural Center Folk music band "Subatvakaris" (dir. A. Erlickas).
13.00. Vilnius folklore ensemble “Laukis” (dir. L. Šarkaitė-Viļums).
13.30. Vilnius folklore ensemble “Labingis” (dir. L. Stoliarovienė).
14.00. Street Circus “Le Artist”.
14:00 to 16:00. Šaržuokis! Drawing artists Eve and Paul.
15.00. Vilnius University Folk Music Ensemble “Jaunimėlis” (dir. B. Glovickis).
15.30. Naujoji Vilnia Culture Center Line Dance Group (dir. D. Petkuvienė).
16.30. Culture Center Band "Santaka" (dir. P. Pojavis).
17.00. Vilnius University Folklore Ensemble “Ratilio” instrumental group (dir. M. Ričkutė and K. Aponavičiutė).

ST. CASIMIR'S CHURCH (Didžioji str. 34)
13.00. Concert “Laudate Sancti Casimiri” (organizer Order of St. Casimir).

CATHEDRAL SQUARE
• March 4-5. Handmade articles of monks in Religious orders tent, interviews with the monks.
• A visit of St. Casimir on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00 hours in the Cathedral community tent.
• All the days: handicrafts of visitors and volunteers in Caritas tents.

Kaziukas World of Children
11:30 to 18:00. Educational activities for children, parents and their friends with friendly clowns and fairy-tale characters (organizer UAB Naisių vasara)

On stage
11.30. Divine Mercy worship with the Sisters of the Congregation of Merciful Jesus.
12.10. "Gyvūnus mylintis miestas" – a vivacious and fun dog show by the Lithuanian Cynologist Society and Dog Training School "Laukinė orchidėja".
13.10. Medieval dance lessons by knights and ladies.
14.00. Afternoon "Bless the Lord" with Vilnius Holy Mary Immaculate Conception Parish Intercession group of praise and “Jesės atžala” and Holy Family Sisters. The program - a thrilling Lord's praise, testimonies, prayer of intercession.
15.30. "Music Studio" of Naujoji Vilnia Cultural Center (dir. I. Raugaite).
16.00. Singing Studio “Kivi” (dir. V. Kriščiokaitytė).
16.30. The choir "Kivi" (dir. D. AUKSELIENĖ).
17.10. Scientific show "Discoverer".
18.40. "Baltic Circus" (jugglers, rope walkers, stilts, circus acrobats).
19.30. Naisių vasara musical theater program.
20.40. Vidas Bareikis Acoustic Concert.

CHURCH HERITAGE MUSEUM (Šv. Mykolo str. 9)
Throughout the day an educational program will take place: prizes and surprises for the visitors solving puzzles and finding the crown in the exposition.
12.00. Event for families "Prince’s Lily”.

VILNIUS CATHEDRAL
11.00, 14:00, 16.00 h. Tour St. Casimir chapel with a guide. Meeting point - the southern entrance of the cathedral, near the exhibition.
12.30. St. Casimir Mass. After the Mass: Awards of St. Casimir statues contest winners.
17.00. Teaching about St. Casimir.
17:30 and 18:30. St. Mass.

INTERACTIVE SCENE-BARREL (Cathedral sq. by the tower)
March 3-5. Live interviews, photo and video reports, mini-theatrical performances, etc.


March 5. (Sunday)

TOWN HALL SQUARE
12.00. Vilnius traditional band "Ratilai" (dir. D. Mockevičius).
12.30. Song and dance ensemble "Siaudelė" (dir. B. Sakalienė).
13.00. Vilnius University Folk Music Ensemble "Jaunimėlis" (dir. B. Glovickis)
13.30. Kirtimai Cultural Center Folk Dance Ensemble "Vilnius Pynimėlis" (dir. E. Suprunas).
14.00. Vilnius University Orchestra "Oktava" (dir. A. Kučinskas).
14.30. KAZIUKAS CLOSING FAIR, AWARDS.
National costume year presentation by Vilnius University Folklore Ensemble “Ratilio" (dir. M. Ričkutė and K.Aponavičiutė).
15.30. Lithuanian Railway Band (dir. A. Fokas).

AT THE NATIONAL DRAMA THEATRE
11.00. Jurbarkas Culture Center Choir “Santaka” (dir. P. Pojavis).
12.00. Vilnius Cultural Centre Theatre Studio "Elementorius" (dir. E. Storpirštienė).
12.30. Vilnius University Folklore Ensemble “Ratilio” instrumental group (dir. M. Ričkutė and K.Aponavičiutė)
13.00. Vilnius instrumental folk group "By Tik Zyz”.
13.45. Vilnius Students' Creative and Educational Center Ethnic Performance Studio (dir. K. Kaniauskaitė and A. Gurauskaitė).
14.00. Vilnius Traditional Band "Ratilai" (dir. D. Mockevičius).
14.30. Musical Duo Justė and Vaidas.
15.30. Marijampolė Leisure and Employment Center Children's Folk Theater "Gaja" (dir. V. Gvazdaitienė).

13:30 to 14:30 h. Theatrical Fair Procession (from Lukiškės Square to the Town Hall Square).

INTERACTIVE SCENE-BARREL (Cathedral sq. by the tower)
March 3-5. Live interviews, photo and video reports, mini-theatrical performances, etc.

CATHEDRAL SQUARE

Kaziukas children worldwide
11:00 to 16:00 h. Educational activities for children, parents and their friends with friendly clowns and fairy-tale characters (organizer UAB Naisių vasara)

On stage
11.00. Fun with soap bubbles.
11.30. Scientific show "Discoverer".
12.30. Kakė Makė’s and Tooth Fairy’s feast.
(organizer UAB Naisių vasara)

VILNIUS CATHEDRAL
12.30. St. Mass with prayers for the intentions of the fair participants.

Kaziukas Fair 2016. Cultural Program

Kaziukas verbos 1024x683Like every year, this year during the first weekend of March the streets, squares and other expected and unexpected places will be flooded with the Kaziukas Fair. For three days, you will have no shortage of opportunities to feast your eyes on the celebration, spend money, have fun, join in on traditional Lithuanian dances, and participate in the various festivities. There will be no restrictions on the age, style, or genre of the cultural program at the Kaziukas Fair: visitors’ eyes, ears, and hearts will be delighted by the children, students, and seniors performing at the concerts where the sounds of Medieval, folk, and modern music will be heard.

Program

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