Herb Market 2021

zolynu turgus 900x600 03On June 19, a few days before the miraculous Saint John’s Night, the Herb Market will take place in the yard of Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library.
 
This event is a Vilnius tradition reminiscent of the beginning of the 20th century, revived since 2007. The mid-summer market traded herbs, flowers, and other natural products, which at the time - approaching the shortest night of the year - revealed their best qualities.
 
This year, the Herb Market will offer herbs, flowers, spices, natural body care, culinary and other products from nature, as well as folk art.
In addition to the fair, visitors will also find a rich cultural program: concerts, traditional songs, lectures, a quiz, and entertainment for children.
 
PROGRAMME
 
11.00 Opening
12.00 Concert of folklore band “Rana”
13.00 Lecture about plant drying by Rasa Buslavičienė (“Žolynų namai”)
14.00 “Fairy Tales from the Pot” by the Table Theatre
15.00 “Wild Plants in Lithuanian Historical Cuisine” – lecture by Rimvydas Laužikas
16.00 Interviews with market traders
17.30 Concert of the band “Baltos varnos”
18.30 Quiz
20.00 Concert of the band “Rakija Klezmer Orkestar”
 
There will also be a Play Corner during the event. Here you will find games for both young and older ones: block towers, corn football, ring throwing, and other fun. 
 
Participation at the event is free of charge, but National Certificate is compulsory. More information here.
Visitors to the Herb Market will be registered in accordance with the current security guidelines. To avoid inconvenience at the gate, it is also possible to register in advance by purchasing a free event ticket.
 
The organisers of the event are Vilnius Ethnic Culture Center and Vilnius City Municipality.
The event is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.