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Lithuanian souvenirs

In Lithuania you can find various souvenirs traditionally made of amber, wood, flax, ceramics, glass, wool, even dried flowers (verbos).

Out of several locations across Vilnius used by market traders to sell the wares of folk artists, Pilies Street is the most popular. This is the main pedestrian street in the Old Vilnius. Many people visit the street to buy gifts at the Town Hall square or small shops around it before going abroad to visit friends. The market is also popular with souvenir hunters. The street is best known for the Kaziukas fair, when folk artists from all four corners of Lithuania gather here to display and sell their latest merchandise.
Kaziuko Mugė (Kaziuko Fair, Kaziukas is a diminutive of Casimir in the Lithuanian language) - is an annual Lithuanian folk crafts festival dating back to the beginning of the 17th century. As the fair is traditionally held on the Sunday nearest to St. Casimir’s Day, March 4 (the day St. Casimir died), it is popularly referred to as Kaziuko Mugė, or Little Casimir’s Fair. Today it is more like a festival of folk art and crafts, supplemented with music and dance, and local gastronomy and attracts tens of thousands of people. Traditional Vilnius palms ("verbos") made of colorful dried wild flowers and herbs, are the fair’s trademark. Usually people take them to church on Palm Sunday.
Big choise of traditional souvenirs one can find at the Lithaunian Open Air Museum in Rumšiškės, as well as to watch craftsmen manufacturing it.

     Ltihuanian Easter palms                                     At the shop of medieval jewellery

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