Kaziukas fair :))) mmm...

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the route of kaziukas fair :)) red line shows u where people were selling their beauties :)))

Kaziuko fair is a large annual Lithuanian folk arts and crafts fair dating to the beginning of the 17th century. It was originally held at the two main markets in Vilnius, Lithuania, as well as in the city streets.

The fair is traditionally held on the Sunday nearest to St. Casimir's Day, March 4. In lithuanian language, Kaziukio mugÄ— means "Little Casimir's" Fair (Kaziukas is a diminutive of Casimir). Today, Kaziukas fair also features music and dance; it attracts tens of thousands of visitors and many craftsmen from all over the country as well as from neighbouring states such as Latvia, Russia, and Poland.

The arts and crafts at the fair include hand-made goods from local craftsmen, such as apparel, knitted clothes, footwear, toys, utensils, metal craftings, souvenirs, and paintings.

Foodstuffs such as rye bread, baquels, honey cookies, meat and diary products, natural honey, beer, and kvas are sold as well.

Traditional "palm" bouquets (called "verbos") are one of the fair's specialties. Made of colorful dried flowers and herbs, they are taken to churches on Palm Sunday. The shape of the "palms" resembles a lily, a flower with which St. Casimir is traditionally portrayed.

Another popular product at the fair is the "muginukas", an often heart-shaped honey cookie, decorated with colored sugar flowers, zig-zags, dots, and birds. Popular men's and women's names are written on the cookies. People buy them to give to their loved ones. It is a custom to bring some back for anyone who had to remain at home.

some pics i will put here for u all :))) enjoy!! :) was really great :))) there was soooooooooooooooo many people... woho!! :)

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mmm...so colourfull like spring :))
mmm...so colourfull like spring :))
Verbos!! :)
Verbos!! :)
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yammy.. :)
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beautiful!!!! :)
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