Every year in Vilnius in early March arrange the most entertaining holiday Republic of Lithuania – it is fair Kaziukas, age-old traditions which have come down to our times already since the XVII century. The name of the fair is associated with the name of St. Casimir. He is the patron saint of Lithuania and lived in the XV century.
This fair can rightly be considered the largest in the Baltic States. It presents interesting folk crafts, Visitors will taste a lot of delicious dishes and Lithuania will take part in
Literally overnight, one of the main streets of the town becomes a pedestrian. Spin karkasamï Shatrov, where in the morning craftsmen and craftsmen from all over the Baltic laid all sorts of fruits of your creativity.
The symbol of the holiday are kazimirki (kazyuki), they are made of ears, twigs and flowers, you can buy them at every step.
Fair visitors also hit the kitchen, range which is presented in great abundance – this sausage, cheeses, baking, potato dumplings, Soup, ʙorщi. For those, who are a little cold, sellers willing to offer warm up with hot mulled wine or beer. From the variety of sweets from fair visitors dazzled. In a word, with empty hands it does not go away.
In the midst of the fair can contemplate parade, consisting of riders and pedestrians, accompanied by folklore and different attributes. WALKING musicians entertained the audience, playing on old folk instruments. At the fair, you can get a free commemorative coin, minted before your eyes. Toys, souvenirs, woodwork, ceramics, leather and metal, felted boots will not leave indifferent any visitor.
Fair lasts about three days. It is a festival of smiles and a feast for the senses. С 2003 Fair Kaziukas year began to produce its газету «Kaziukas Gazeta, which is published every year. It can be purchased in the days of the fair. It provides information, which describes the history of Vilnius, and articles for merchants, and visitors.